Apply now for SRN’s workshops to develop recovery focused services with SRI2

14th November 2012

The first year of SRI 2 has been a great success and now is a great time for more services to get involved.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATION FOR THE ONE-DAY SRI 2 WORKSHOPS HAS NOW CLOSED. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DURING THE WEEK COMMENCING 14 JANUARY 2013.

Building on our previous Learning Network events, SRN in partnership with  NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are running a series of new one-day workshops in February 2013 to provide learning and networking opportunities that bring together a wide range of people including practitioners, service users and carers to discuss and learn from each other around the subject of recovery and what best practice looks and feels like.

Background

SRN and NES have a long-standing partnership in the support of recovery focused practice and service improvement.

The key role played by the Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI 2) in this work has been further strengthened in the Mental Health Nursing sector by the Leading Better Care (LBC) initiative which now uses SRI 2 to support its delivery.

It has been just over a year since SRI 2 was launched and services across Scotland have been busy getting familiar with and using the tool to develop and improve their services. By the end of October 2012 there were already 61 SRI 2 completions and over 500 accounts set up.

While a wide range of services are engaging with SRI 2, those who have completed so far tend to be in the NHS; working in an in-patient setting and delivering forensic, acute and rehabilitation services. Fewer services working in a community setting have completed an SRI 2 as yet but a large number have registered accounts and a good number are currently working towards completion.

We have been speaking to services that have completed, or are working towards completing, to hear more about their experiences and the effect on services. It is clear that SRI 2 is a positive experience for those involved as it helps to highlight what is working well and identify ways to improve services so that they are more focused on promoting people’s strengths and enabling recovery.

Many services involved have emphasised that SRI 2 is a learning experience and one that can involve a wide range of people including different types of staff, service users, carers and external organisations who all bring their different perspectives to the process.

Feedback from those who have completed SRI 2 also emphasises the need for certain factors to be in place if the experience and the impact of completing SRI 2 is to be maximised. There needs to be:

  • Commitment to using SRI 2 in the service, including support from senior management.
  • Leadership at all levels, with key individuals playing the role of SRI 2 champions and facilitators.
  • Good planning to help maintain momentum and, from the experience of those who have completed, limit the time commitment to no more than three or four days in total.
  • Involvement of external organisations to gather the views of service users and carers and bring their knowledge of recovery and other local services to inform service development.

SRN want to see many more services developing and improving as a result of using SRI 2 and do this by providing support to services to help completion and providing opportunities for learning to be shared.

Workshop aims

The aims of the workshops are to enable participants to:

  • Gain expertise in how to support recovery focused service development.
  • Understand how to implement the SRI 2 to drive service improvements.
  • Build alliances with others working in the recovery field.
  • Enable synergy between the SRI 2 and wider policy initiatives such as Leading Better Care; Rights, Relationships and Recovery; the NHS Scotland Quality Strategy; Releasing Time to Care; and Realising Potential.
  • Provide a forum to share and promote recovery focused policies and practices.
  • Provide a space for reflection on recovery focused services.

All of these aims are designed to enhance the service user experience of recovery focused mental health services in Scotland.

The workshop will also give you access to the accumulated knowledge and experience gained by those that have been working in recovery focused service development over the past few years.

Target audience

These workshops are intended for anyone with a role in mental health service improvement. This could include:

  • Practitioners from a range of backgrounds including the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Social Services.
  • Representatives from service user and carer organisations.

We know from our previous experiences of SRI that when practitioners, service users and carers work together in implementing the SRI this is an ideal way to bring about recovery focused service improvements.

For NHS staff, please note that attendance at these workshops will support the commitment to implement SRI-2 as part of the Leading Better Care and Realising Potential programmes.

Workshop locations, dates and times

The workshops will be run in February 2013 as per the table below – six times in 5 different locations across Scotland: Aberdeen; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow (runs twice); and Inverness.

There is the potential for a telephone conference variant of the workshop for those in more remote geographical areas or unable to travel, depending on demand.

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Costs

There is no cost for participation in the workshops and lunch is provided, but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs wherever possible.

Selection and participation criteria

It is essential that the people attending the workshops are in a role that supports them to influence service development, and that they are committed to partnership working between service provider and service user and carer organisations.

Other factors for potential participants to consider include:

  • Support from line manager in terms of preparation and resources required to complete SRI 2.
  • Good interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of recovery-related projects and initiatives e.g. 10 ESC, Realising Recovery, Rights, Relationships and Recovery, WRAP, Peer Working and SRI 2.
  • Motivation to lead change.
  • An actual or potential practice development role.

Application process

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATION FOR THE ONE-DAY SRI 2 WORKSHOPS HAS NOW CLOSED. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DURING THE WEEK COMMENCING 14 JANUARY 2013.

To apply for a workshop please complete the online application form via the link below. Application is by online form only and no paper applications will be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation is limited to a maximum of 30 individuals at each workshop. We anticipate a high level of demand and therefore application does not guarantee a place. Additionally you may be offered a place at a location that was not necessarily your first choice. The decision of NES/SRN is final in the allocation of places.

Next steps

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATION FOR THE ONE-DAY SRI 2 WORKSHOPS HAS NOW CLOSED. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DURING THE WEEK COMMENCING 14 JANUARY 2013.

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