Making recovery real

Get involved in a new future for mental health…

Making Recovery Real gives people with lived experience of mental health difficulties the opportunity to be at the centre of decision-making, service design and practice development in their local community.

First piloted in Moray and Dundee, Making Recovery Real focuses on the creation of conditions in which people, including services and people with lived experience, can work and learn together to identify and prioritise what should happen in their community to support mental health and recovery.

A Review of Making Recovery Real

The Making Recovery Real approach is helping to realise a genuine change in power dynamics and has provided a platform for conversations about what mental health recovery really means for local people.

To share the learning from the Making Recovery Real initiatives, SRN have published a series of reviews, films and resources.


Making Recovery Real: A New Future for Mental Health

Making Recovery Real in Dundee has significantly changed the dialogue about recovery, mental health and wellbeing in the area. Watch this short film (13 mins 48 secs) to hear from the people involved.

Making Recovery Real in Moray – the impact

This short film ( 6mins , 13 secs) highlights some of the achievements from Making Recovery Real in Moray which brings people and services together to decide what would support recovery in the area.

Click CC to activate subtitles created by the Scottish Recovery Network. Subtitles begin at 0.40 secs.

Free resources

As well as bringing people together to shape local priorities and strategies, the Making Recovery Real initiatives have resulted in the development of a range of free recovery conversation and recovery stories resources. These can be used and adapted by communities to fit their needs.

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