Who we are
Launched in 2004, the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) is a non-profit initiative working in Scotland and beyond. Our aim is to promote and support recovery from mental health problems. We act as a catalyst for change by sharing ideas and practice.
SRN’s vision is: A Scotland where mental health recovery is a reality for all.
People who experience mental health problems and those around them should expect recovery. We want to see more:
- Awareness and understanding of recovery
- Empowerment for people affected by mental health problems
- Recovery focused policy and practice
We operate as an autonomous and independent entity hosted by the voluntary sector organisation Penumbra. This allows us independence from Government for the translation and realisation of recovery concepts and values from ‘social movement to policy goal’ and enables SRN to act in a way that brings different interests together around a shared vision.
The work of SRN is informed and overseen by a Strategy Group that is representative of our main stakeholder groups, including people with lived experience of mental health problems, unpaid carers, health practitioners, policy makers and academics/researchers.