Resources spotlight: Journeys of recovery audio recordings

4th March 2010

A regular website item focusing on key SRN resources.

Many people find that personal stories of recovery are an important source of both hope and of ideas. The Journeys of recovery audio recordings were created to make Journeys of recovery accessible to people who prefer the spoken word.

The stories relate the diverse experiences of 12 narrators, all of whom consider themselves in recovery. The stories highlight many common recovery themes including meaningful activity and contributing, relationships and support, services and treatments, identity and self, turning points, and finances and housing.

Many of the storytellers live with a diagnosis – some of the diagnoses referred to include personality disorder, agoraphobia, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia.

Quotes and short descriptions are provided to help locate stories of interest quickly.

It’s important to be clear that these stories are personal reflections – and that there is no right or wrong way to recover.

You can listen to the Journeys of recovery audio recordings on the website (recommended for slower connection speeds), or download them.

If you would like to share your thoughts or experiences of recovery contact us on info@scottishrecovery.net or 0141 240 7790.

Related resources:

Journeys of recovery – a collection of 12 recovery stories
Formats available: print, pdf

Submitted thoughts and stories – a searchable web based collection of more than 40 stories written by people with lived experience of recovery.

Narrative research project stories – a searchable web based collection of stories from SRN’s narrative research project, which were developed following interviews with 64 people with lived experience of recovery.

Reflections on recovery – personal stories from Lanarkshire
Formats available: DVD or watch on the website

A journey of hope – reflections from people in Tayside who have lived experience of recovery or who work in mental health
Formats available: DVD or watch on the website

SRN has produced, commissioned and collected a wide range of stories, reports, information booklets, discussion papers, films and audio recordings. All are intended to be used freely and distributed widely. Please encourage colleagues, friends and family to explore the resources section of our website, or download our publications list.