Narrative Research Project
In an effort to understand more about recovery from long-term mental health problems and to contribute to a new evidence that emphasised lived experience, SRN undertook a large scale narrative research project. This project has provided the foundation to all of our work and has influenced a number of initiatives.
In 2005, we travelled across Scotland and interviewed 64 people about the factors that helped and hindered recovery. In 2007, SRN published the findings from this project in a report entitled, ‘Recovering Mental Health in Scotland’. The research highlights several common elements which were found to be helpful for recovery. These included:
You can access the report, and its individual sections, along with two accompanying resources via the links below.
Recovering Mental Health in Scotland (1.33 MB) (Full report)
Routes to Recovery highlights some of the things that people said that they had been able to do to support their recovery.
Routes to Recovery (1.99 MB)
Journeys of Recovery offers a selection of stories from the project that highlight the key themes that emerged from the research.
Journeys of Recovery (10.39 MB)
To read the stories that did not feature in Journeys of Recovery or to view the individual stories from the booklet, visit the ‘Story’ section of the site.