Let’s talk about recovery – free resources

22nd March 2019

Here at SRN we want to get people talking about recovery but we know that it can sometimes be hard to get the conversation going. That’s where we can help!

Everyone has mental health

Anyone can have mental health problems but with the right support people can and do recover. Recovery means being able to live a good life, as defined by the person, with or without symptoms.

Talking about recovery can connect us with other people, help us make sense of our experiences and inspire hope. It can allow us to celebrate our recovery journeys and share the valuable learning we get on the way. Our work with communities across Scotland has highlighted that a great way to encourage conversations about recovery and wellbeing is to use the CHIME framework – Connections, Hope, Identity, Meaning and Empowerment.

With this in mind we have refreshed our successful ‘What is Mental Health Recovery?’ animation (see below) which acknowledges that while recovery can be an individual experience, evidence* suggests there are some common themes. Use this short animation as an introduction to recovery and/or a prompt to encourage conversations about recovery.

We are also developing accompanying CHIME Conversation Cards which contain questions to get people thinking about what recovery and wellbeing means to them and their community. Sign up to SRN’s monthly eUpdate to be the first to hear about the launch of this free resource.

Join the recovery conversation!

We would love to hear how you or your organisation are using the CHIME resources. Contact us on 0141 240 7790 or info@scottishrecovery.net or why not join the conversation on Twitter using #LetsTalkRecovery

You might also be interested in the Let’s talk about recovery leaflet


*Conceptual framework for personal recovery in mental health (Leamy et al, 2011).

Thanks to media coop and Heedi Design for their collaborative approach in developing these resources.