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A Chance for Action: August sessions

What are the key actions needed to put lived experience at the heart of the new Scottish Government Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy?

The Scottish Government is consulting on a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland. To feed into this we are running three online conversation sessions to ensure the voices of lived experience are heard and peer support valued.

A Chance for Change

Since late 2021 we have been capturing the views and ideas from people with lived experience and those with a passion for peer support and recovery to feed into this new plan.

In March 2022 we held a series of conversation cafés resulting in the publication of A Chance for Change – This report sets out what you told us you want from the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. You can watch a summary of the report in our new animation!

A Chance for Action

With the Scottish Government Consultation now open we have an opportunity to build on your views. A chance to focus on how we can turn them into action! Our August conversation sessions will bring people together to explore:

  • What are the key actions the Scottish Government needs to take to create a recovery focused mental health system?
  • What can the Scottish Recovery Network do to help make this happen?

The conversations will inform our response to the Scottish Government Consultation. We will also share the learning with participants, partners and our wider networks.

Book your place

These online sessions are for people living and/or working in Scotland. All three sessions are the same. Please only book for one via the Scottish Recovery Network eventbrite channel

  • Thursday 18 August, 14:00-15:30
  • Tuesday 23 August, 11:00-12:30
  • Thursday 25 August, 14:00-15:30

Online security and wellbeing

We will be using the video conferencing tool Zoom for this event. Your online security and wellbeing are our utmost priority. We will send out a secure Zoom link and welcome pack ahead of the event.

If you would rather call into this event on your phone (audio access ) we can accommodate this – you can request this on the registration form when booking your place.


Scottish Recovery Network support #CommunicationForAll and we are working towards becoming fully inclusive. If you have any accessibility or communication needs that would help you take part please let us know.

To book a BSL interpreter or an Electronic Notetaker for the event we need to know 2 weeks in advance.

If you have any questions contact 0300 323 9956 or

Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us directly by using contactSCOTLAND-BSL