Who we work with

    srncatalystSRN is a catalyst, bridge-builder, facilitator and collaborator. We work with a wide range of individuals and organisations across Scotland and beyond to promote and support recovery.

    Central to our work is a commitment to engaging with people with lived experience of mental health problems. One part of this is providing opportunities for people to share their recovery stories. We also work closely with informal carers, policy-makers and professionals in mental health and wider sectors as well as those involved in further education, NHS boards, local authorities and third sector organisations, academia and research.

    What you can expect from us

    Our values underpin and guide our work and relationships. They are largely derived from, and influenced by, the principles of recovery.

    • It is as important to focus on what people can do and on their unique attributes and characteristics as it is to focus on the things they cannot
    • We take a strengths based approach to our work and emphasise the role of hope and optimism
    • We recognise recovery is a unique and individual experience and that people’s experiences are influenced by their circumstances, background and life events
    • We promote human rights, inclusion, equality and involvement
    • We recognise people are experts in their own experience and that empowerment is central to wellness and recovery

    For specific information related to different types of partnership working and information sharing please read ‘Joint Working with SRN’.

    Partners include

    Over the years, SRN has worked with a wide range of individuals and organisations in mental health and other sectors.

    Some of our current partners include: NHS Education Scotland (NES), The Scottish Government, Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside, Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership, Moray Council, NHS Grampian, Heidi Tweedie, Recovery and Wellbeing Champion, Moray Anchor Projects, Dundee Association for Mental Health (DAMH), Dundee Voluntary Action (DVA), Hearing Voices Network Dundee, Penumbra, The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS), Dundee Independant Advocacy Support (DIAS), Art Angel, The ALLIANCE (various), Voices Of eXperience (VoX); Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Mental Health Network Greater Glasgow (MHNGG), See Me, University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dumfries and Galloway Wellness and Recovery College, New Horizons Borders, Peer2Peer, Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

    Get in touch if you want to discuss partnership opportunities.

    Scottish Mental Health Partnership

    SRN is part of the Scottish Mental Health Partnership. This is a coalition of third sector mental health organisations, service providers and professional bodies working together to promote mental health awareness and improve outcomes for people experiencing mental health problems.

    The Partnership have produced the following special briefing paper: Why Mental Health Matters to Scotland’s Future.