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Scottish Recovery Network promotes and supports mental health recovery. Learn more about what they do and how you can access their support on your recovery journey.

Who are Scottish Recovery Network and what do they do?

Together we can make Scotland a place where people expect mental health recovery and are supported at all stages of their recovery journey.”

Scottish Recovery Network’s purpose is to bring people, services and organisations across sectors together to create a mental health system powered by lived experience which supports everyone’s recovery journey.

Collaboration and lived experience are at the heart of their work and they have extensive experience of working with partners to support mental health, wellbeing and recovery.

Everything the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) does is based on these values:

Do one thing to clear your head

This video was created by SRN in support of Do One Thing and Clear Your Head.


Staying Connected

Nothing can replace face to face, but we can still feel meaningful connections. This short animation highlights what Scottish Recovery Network participants said kept them connected and well during these challenging times.

Click HERE for a BSL friendly version of the Staying Connected animation featured below.

Listen to the accompanying podcast below or click HERE to read the report.

How are you staying connected? Follow SRN on Twitter @ScotRecoveryNet or Facebook @ScottishRecoveryNetwork using #StayingConnected

This content is owned by Scottish Recovery Network and produced in collaboration with Mind Waves.


Peer Support and Me

Scottish Recovery Network have produced a brilliant range of resources aimed at helping people on their journey to better mental health. In their ‘Peer Support and Me’ series, you can hear directly from people who have lived with and are living with mental health issues and learn about their recovery journey. They share their experiences in relation to peer support, and hope to inspire others who are living in similar situations.

Peer support and me (vlogs)

This series of short films and animations explores what peer support means to different people. See below for videos from their YouTube channel where you can watch, download or share the content.



PawPalz is a dog walking peer support group in Aberdeenshire. In this short film, take a walk with founder of the group Toby as he tells us what peer support means to him.



Scott, mental health campaigner, peer worker and founder of ‘Scotty’s Recovery & Wellness Mental Health Matters’ tells us what peer support means to him (2 minute watch). “It is attending peer support groups and sharing my lived experiences that makes me well.” This animation was co-produced by Scottish Recovery Network, Scott and Mind Waves.



In this short animation, Hollie, a Peer Worker with Penumbra, tells us what peer support means to her. #TheFutureIsPeer Co-produced with Hollie and Mind Waves.



Emma brown, a Community Champion with See Me, tells us what peer support means to her. #TheFutureIsPeer



David Landles, a Mental Health Champion with a leading construction company and part of the Mind the Men group, tells us what peer support means to him.



Markus Vahala from Kukunori – For Culture and Mental Health – in Finland, tells us what peer support means to him.



Paul French is a Lead Practitioner – Peer Support with Housing First Aberdeen/Shire. In this short film, he tells us what peer support means to him.


If you would be interested in contributing to the Peer support and me series contact Christine Muir, Scottish Recovery Network Senior Communications Officer on:


Peer support and me (podcasts)

Some of SRN’s Peer Support and Me contributions are in audio. The link takes you to our podcast channel where you can listen and share episodes.

Click HERE to go through to our podcast section where you can listen to and download their episodes.