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Emily: peer support and me

Scottish Recovery Network Podcasts

Emily: peer support and me

Scottish Recovery Network Podcasts

Meaningful connections: developing online peer support
In this podcast for the ALLIANCE Live series, we explore peer support in digital spaces and the capacity for kindness and empowerment. Our Network Officer, Lesley Smith, is joined by two participants involved in our Meaningful connections research project: Hayley Chandler, Development Worker for Edinburgh's Peer Community, and Emma Morrow, Peer Support Lead at Bipolar Scotland. During the conversation Lesley, Hayley and Emma speak about peer support in digital spaces. They explore the importance of personal connection within peer support and how that correlates to speaking to each other through our screens. The conversation also touches on some key tips and ideas for digital peer support and directs listeners to a range of free resources to learn more.  Meaningful connections research report | Empowering connections - running online peer support groups
September 15, 2021
Emily: peer support and me
Recorded on the banks of Loch Lomond, Emily tells us what peer support means to her. Emily was a participant in the pilot that took the Peer2Peer course online. *This audio references suicide. "The peer support ethos of empowering people in recovery has helped me accomplish a lot" The written version of this contribution is available at Photograph by Arianna Petrovan.
May 26, 2021
Peer and recovery is power
As part of our Peer support and me series, Joanna, a Development Worker with HUG / SPIRIT Advocacy explores the themes of peer and collective advocacy. A written version of this episode is available on the Scottish Recovery Network website If you would be interested in contributing to our Peer support and me series contact Christine Muir, Senior Communications Officer:
May 12, 2021
Taking Peer2Peer online
Join Robyn, Steve, Fiona, Holly and Lesley as they chat about their experiences as facilitators and participants involved in the pilot of the online Peer2Peer course. "It’s just been such a transformative experience. Like, this year I will be helping to facilitate a Peer2Peer course at a mental health charity in Glasgow and I’m super excited about it". - Robyn Peer2Peer is a free-to-access course for groups, services and organisations interested in developing peer support opportunities (face-to-face or online). Find out more and download a range of resources at
March 2, 2021
Making Recovery Real: ALLIANCE Live podcast
We were delighted to be asked to be part of the ALLIANCE Live series. This 30 minute podcast, using audio from the webinar, explores how the Making Recovery Real approach offers a different way of working together. It does not replace the traditional NHS treatment route but invites formal services to walk alongside local people, organisations and initiatives to design and deliver sustainable mental health support.   With contributions from various people involved in the successful Making Recovery Real in Dundee partnership, Scottish Recovery Network’s Acting Director, Louise Christie chairs the podcast and Q&A.   Find out more and download free resources at:
October 27, 2020
Hollie: peer support and me
In this short podcast, Hollie, a Peer Worker with Penumbra, tells us what peer support means to her. Co-produced with Hollie and Mind Waves. #TheFutureIsPeer If you would be interested in contributing to our Peer support and me series contact Christine Muir, Senior Communications Officer on:
September 25, 2020
Staying connected
This podcast is part of new set of resources sharing insights and inspiration from people across Scotland on staying well during and after the COVID-19 lockdown. Read the transcript of this podcast | View the Staying connected animation | Read the Staying connected report Find lots of mental health recovery ideas and resources on the Scottish Recovery Network website This podcast was produced in collaboration with Mind Waves.
July 23, 2020