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Creating Hope with Peer Support – The Power of Lived Experience: 24 Oct

Take part in this participatory event to explore the role lived experience and peer support has to play in suicide prevention in Scotland.

This networking day, being held in Glasgow, will be co-facilitated by people with lived experience. It’s a chance to connect and build on some of the of the key insights from the recently launched:

(If you need these guides in a different format (please get in touch )

Working with our partners at United to Prevent Suicide and Suicide Prevention Scotland these new resources were co-produced with members of the movement and people from the Lived Experience Panel. This networking day will be a chance to explore the guides, share ideas and develop practice around:

  • Sharing and gathering experiences in a safe and supported way 
  • How to look after wellbeing
  • Where we can share our lived experience, with a focus on peer support 

This event takes place on Tuesday 24 October from 10:00 – 15:30 at The Studio in Glasgow. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day. There will be a quiet space should anyone need to take some time away from the session.  This event is for people who live and/or work in Scotland.

A bit of background

The Scottish Government and COSLA Strategy and Action Plan – Creating Hope Together – recognises the valuable contribution of peer support in our communities.

Scottish Recovery Network’s Creating Hope with Peer Support project brings people from across sectors and different walks of life together, to connect and explore the role peer support can play in suicide prevention. With a focus on the power of lived experience to affect positive change, the project is working with a wide range of partners to boost peer support groups in communities across the country. People and families affected by suicide, should be able to receive help at the earliest opportunity. Creating Hope with Peer Support is helping to build capacity to do this.


Scottish Recovery Network supports #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.

If you require BSL interpretation or an electronic notetaker we need to know at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date so we can arrange this.

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