Build back better for mental health

25th September 2020

What does a recovery mind-set have to offer as we navigate Covid-19 and plan for a better future for Scotland’s mental health and wellbeing?

Developed from conversations at our online cafes, these resources highlight the need for lived experience, peer support and communities to be at the heart of creating and delivering mental health support.

Lived experience and peer support needs to move into the mainstream of our mental health and wellbeing support systems. Through this people in communities across Scotland will be able to access the support they need, when they need it and where they need it.

The Build back better report and animation tap into the knowledge, skills and lived experience of people across Scotland; particularly those living with mental health challenges. It is important that their experiences and voices influence thinking around how we support good mental health and wellbeing now and as we ‘build back better’.

Download the Build back better report









BSL version of the Build back better report

Watch the Build Back better animation 

BSL version of the Build back better animation

It’s time for change

We hope you will use these resources to encourage further conversations and action mental health and recovery in your community / organisation / service. Also in this series are the Staying connected resources

We will continue to collaborate with people from across the country and share learning, making sure lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery are at the heart a better future for mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.