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19th September 2012

The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are working in partnership to support implementation of the Scottish Recovery Indicator 2 (SRI 2) and the ongoing advancement of recovery focused and person centred practice beyond the first set of learning networks.


1. New Advanced Recovery Facilitator Network

This opportunity is targeted at those practitioners who have already been actively involved in the completion of an SRI 2 and who can be seen as recovery champions and change agents.

We are particularly keen to welcome applications from Mental Health Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in response to policy commitments in Realising Potential, Rights, Relationships and Recovery and Leading Better Care.

The purpose of this two day residential course is to bring together people who are experienced in recovery focused practice, drawing on their knowledge and experience to establish a network that offers mutual support and enhances capacity to:

  • Support others in service development (using SRI 2 and other resources).
  • Contribute to long term sustainability of recovery focused practice.
  • Share practice based knowledge, expertise and learning.
  • Support the delivery of outcome focused and person centred practice.
  • Build alliances and networks of practitioners that support sustainability and promote reflective practice across a range of services.
  • Mentor others in the role of change agent.

Having taken a lead role with your own service in implementing SRI and SRI 2, advanced facilitators will be willing to continue to support change and improvements in recovery focused practice. This could be in mental health services related to your own or services in the same geographical area, or further afield if you secure organisational agreement.

The course will feature learning sets, input from a range of people with specialist knowledge, and provide a fully interactive forum for shared learning.

2. Training Arrangements

It is our intention that the training course is accessible to practitioners from across Scotland and for this reason Glasgow city centre has been chosen because of its transport links. The two day course will take place on the 13th and 14th December 2012 at the Premier Inn in Glasgow City Centre (George Square) and accommodation will be provided on the night of Thursday 13th December for those that require it.

3. Selection and Participation Criteria

It is essential that the people attending this course are in a position to contribute to supporting others in completing the SRI 2 and in developing recovery focused service improvement.

Among the factors that will be taken into consideration during the selection of participants are:

  • Support and sponsorship from Senior Management to undertake an active role as a recovery facilitator using the SRI 2 to develop practice and services.
  • Support from your line manager in terms of preparation and resources required to undertake this role.
  • Authority to organise meetings and proactively initiate the dissemination of SRI 2 use within your organisation
  • Knowledge of 10 ESC, Realising Recovery Learning Materials.
  • Motivated and willing in leading change.
  • An actual or potential practice development role.
  • Experience of and commitment to service user and carer involvement.

4. The Application Process

If you believe that you are the right person to attend the Advanced Recovery Facilitator Network and take a lead role in championing recovery and person centred practice the application process is as follows:


This requires you to complete the online application form at the bottom of this page.


The course is limited to a maximum of 20 participants and you will be notified during the week of 5th November 2012 if your application has been successful.


We anticipate a high level of demand and therefore application does not guarantee a place. The decision of NES/SRN is final in the allocation of places. Unfortunately we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants.


Attendance is required at both training days – 13th and 14th December 2012.


Premier Inn, 187 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YU (Website).


There is no cost for participation in an Advanced Recovery Learning Network and the cost of overnight accommodation (if required) will be met by SRN, however participants are expected to cover any associated travel expenses.

5. Next steps

The timetable for the Advanced Recovery Faciliator Network is set out below.

To apply for a place on SRN’s Advanced Recovery Facilitator Network please complete the form below. Application is by online form only – no paper copies will be accepted.