Making Dundee a ‘City of Recovery’

15th January 2016

mrrdundee250pxOver 70 people took part in an event on 25th November 2015 at Discovery Point to launch Making Recovery Real in Dundee.

This lively and thought-provoking gathering started with an introduction to SRN’s Making Recovery Real initiative[1] and the first public showing of a new film where local people shared their experiences of recovery. The film was a big hit with the audience and a topic of conversation for the rest of the day. You can see what got – and kept – people talking below.

There were short presentations from the local Health and Social Care Partnership, Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside and Dundee Voluntary Action. Participants also had an opportunity to try out a wide range of taster activities including creative painting, dramatherapy, Greenbuds, POWWOW and hula hoop. In the afternoon there was a Recovery Café where participants discussed how to make Dundee a ‘City of Recovery’.

Feedback from the event has been extremely positive and shows that it got Making Recovery Real off to a great start in Dundee.

It was good to get the conversations going”

“Very positive. Let’s keep the momentum going”

“Thought the whole event brought a lot of hope to people that we may actually be on the beginning of something new”

We are working hard to pull together all the feedback from the Recovery Café discussions to share with all those involved in early 2016. To keep the momentum going the next stage will be a planning event where everyone involved will be able to consider the feedback and start of design our programme of change. Dundee is definitely getting on the recovery journey!

For more information email Louise Christie, SRN Network Manager or call 0141 240 7790.

[1] Making Recovery Real is a Scottish Recovery Network initiative where we are working in collaboration with partnerships in two areas to engage with a wide range of people and develop change programmes. One of those areas is Dundee and the partners are SRN, Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside, Dundee Association for Mental Health (DAMH),Dundee Voluntary Action (DVA), Hearing Voices Network Dundee,Penumbra, Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS), Dundee Independent Advocacy Support (DIAS) and Art Angel.