The NES/SRN Mental Health Recovery Project is a joint project between NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Recovery Network. The project is part of the overall implementation of the actions contained in 'Rights, Relationships and Recovery' (Scottish Executive, 2006), the national review of mental health nursing in Scotland. The overall aim of the project is to provide an outline framework for training/education for mental health nurses in relation to recovery and identify next actions for the implementation of this framework.
The framework will identify the skills, knowledge and values required for mental health nurses to work in a recovery focused way with mental health service users and their carers, families or friends. It will encompass both student nurses and qualified staff and will take account of other educational frameworks and relevant statutory requirements.
The underlying principles of the project are to undertake all work in accordance to the values adopted in 'Rights, Relationships and Recovery' and the Scottish Recovery Network’s commitment to the lived experiences of service users being central to all activity. AskClyde was commissioned to undertake a literature review and documentary analysis to identify and analyse UK and international literature on recovery training in mental health practice.