Recovery-focused chat, ideas and opinions about mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.
Together we can make mental health recovery real.
Trish: peer support and me
Trish O'Brien, Mental Health Network Peer Support Coordinator with Fife Voluntary Action, tells us what peer support means to her.
"Just hearing that someone else was going through something similar to me helped me be more kind to myself."
You can access a written version of this contribution on the Scottish Recovery Network website
Meaningful connections: developing online peer support
In this podcast for the ALLIANCE Live series, we explore peer support in digital spaces and the capacity for kindness and empowerment.
Our Network Officer, Lesley Smith, is joined by two participants involved in our Meaningful connections research project: Hayley Chandler, Development Worker for Edinburgh's Peer Community, and Emma Morrow, Peer Support Lead at Bipolar Scotland.
During the conversation Lesley, Hayley and Emma speak about peer support in digital spaces. They explore the importance of personal connection within peer support and how that correlates to speaking to each other through our screens. The conversation also touches on some key tips and ideas for digital peer support and directs listeners to a range of free resources to learn more.
Meaningful connections research report | Empowering connections - running online peer support groups
Emily: peer support and me
Recorded on the banks of Loch Lomond, Emily tells us what peer support means to her. Emily was a participant in the pilot that took the Peer2Peer course online. *This audio references suicide.
"The peer support ethos of empowering people in recovery has helped me accomplish a lot"
The written version of this contribution is available at www.scottishrecovery.net
Photograph by Arianna Petrovan.
Peer and recovery is power
As part of our Peer support and me series, Joanna, a Development Worker with HUG / SPIRIT Advocacy explores the themes of peer and collective advocacy. A written version of this episode is available on the Scottish Recovery Network website
If you would be interested in contributing to our Peer support and me series contact Christine Muir, Senior Communications Officer: email@example.com
Taking Peer2Peer online
Join Robyn, Steve, Fiona, Holly and Lesley as they chat about their experiences as facilitators and participants involved in the pilot of the online Peer2Peer course.
"It’s just been such a transformative experience. Like, this year I will be helping to facilitate a Peer2Peer course at a mental health charity in Glasgow and I’m super excited about it". - Robyn
Peer2Peer is a free-to-access course for groups, services and organisations interested in developing peer support opportunities (face-to-face or online). Find out more and download a range of resources at www.scottishrecovery.net
Making Recovery Real: ALLIANCE Live podcast
We were delighted to be asked to be part of the ALLIANCE Live series. This 30 minute podcast, using audio from the webinar, explores how the Making Recovery Real approach offers a different way of working together. It does not replace the traditional NHS treatment route but invites formal services to walk alongside local people, organisations and initiatives to design and deliver sustainable mental health support.
With contributions from various people involved in the successful Making Recovery Real in Dundee partnership, Scottish Recovery Network’s Acting Director, Louise Christie chairs the podcast and Q&A.
Find out more and download free resources at: www.scottishrecovery.net