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Making Recovery Real

Making Recovery Real

By Scottish Recovery Network
Welcome to the Making Recovery Real podcast with the Scottish Recovery Network and friends. Stay tuned for insights, ideas, and stories to help you make mental health recovery real where you are.

All recordings are copyright of Scottish Recovery Network. They are released under a Creative Commons licence which means they may be be copied and re-used for non-commercial purposes. Intro and outro music is Carefree Day by AleXZavesa.
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Lauren: peer support and me

Making Recovery Real

Lauren: peer support and me

Making Recovery Real

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Peer Chat With Callum Ross: An international perspective
A new conversation series from Scottish Recovery Network. With a different guest each episode these podcasts bring you insights, ideas and inspiration from people using their lived experience to support others and develop peer approaches. Chatting to Scottish Recovery Network’s Lesley Smith, our guest for episode three of  Peer Chat With is Callum Ross. Callum is a Habitus Collective partner and International Peer Leadership facilitator. Tune in as they explore the peer support movement as a broad tent with shared core values. Find out why Callum is so passionate about peer support and discover why he advocates for a strong foundation for developing approaches and peer leadership opportunities. A transcript of this podcast is available on the Scottish Recovery Network website  This podcast is also available in film version with BSL interpretation and subtitles on our YouTube channel  Peer Chat With Callum Ross was recorded at the What makes peer support unique? online discussion event.
20:42
May 26, 2022
Peer Chat With Lisa Archibald: The power of being 'with'
A new conversation series from Scottish Recovery Network. With a different guest each episode these podcasts bring you insights, ideas and inspiration from people using their lived experience to support others and develop peer approaches. Don't lose sight of peer support as a social movement. This is just one of the takeaways from episode 2 of our new Peer Chat podcast. Tune in as Scottish Recovery Network's Lesley chats with Intentional Peer Support Coordinator/ Trainer Lisa Archibald about peer support and The power of 'being with'. Podcast transcript  This podcast is also available in film version with BSL interpretation and subtitles on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ScottishRecoveryNetwork Peer Chat With Lisa Archibald was recorded at the What makes peer support unique? online discussion event.
21:28
March 31, 2022
What we Nourish will Flourish
Grampian Public Empowerment Group are working to create change around traditional consultation approaches, to develop more meaningful lived experience involvement through co-production. In this episode Andrew, Amanda and Liz chat to our Network Officer Holly about the development of this lived experience group that is feeding into the the modernisation of mental health and learning disability services in Grampian. Podcast transcript available on the Scottish Recovery Network website: https://bit.ly/WhatWeNourishWillFlourish Recorded at our Time to Engage #CoProWeekScot event.
24:01
February 25, 2022
Peer Chat With Rai Waddingham: Peer support groups
A new conversation series from Scottish Recovery Network. With a different guest each episode these podcasts bring you insights, ideas and inspiration from people using their lived experience to support others and develop peer approaches. Our guest this episode is Rai Waddingham who will be sharing her experiences of participating in and facilitating peer support groups. Rai hears voices, sees visions and has a whole range of experiences many label as ‘unusual’. At times these have overwhelmed her, leading to a range of diagnoses she no longer identifies with. Having managed the London Hearing Voices Project for many years, working with people who hear voices or have unusual beliefs across youth, adult and prison settings, she’s now Chair of the English Hearing Voices Network. Rai is an independent trainer, a writer and an Open Dialogue Practitioner. She’s also studying for a PhD in Survivor Knowledge.’ Want to know more about peer support? Interested in developing peer roles and approaches? Tune in. More A podcast transcript is available on the Scottish Recovery Network website: www.scottishrecovery.net This podcast is also available in film version with BSL interpretation and subtitles on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ScottishRecoveryNetwork Peer Chat With Rai Waddingham was recorded at the What makes peer support unique? online discussion event.
20:15
January 26, 2022
Siobhan: peer support and me
Siobhan Hossack, a Project Manager at a mental health awareness and suicide prevention organisation, tells us what peer support means to her. "Peer support was one of the main things that helped me out of this very difficult time." A written version of this podcast is available to read on the Scottish Recovery Network website.
03:30
November 24, 2021
Making Recovery Real in Dundee 6 years on
To celebrate Co-production Week Scotland, our Director Louise Christie speaks to Ruth Brown, Manager for Mental Health and Substance Use at Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (DVVA), as they reflect on the positive impact of Making Recovery Real in Dundee. Launched in 2015 this initiative continues to use a co-production approach that puts people with lived experience at the centre of decision making, service design and practice development. Transcript of the podcast Making Recovery Real resources and more available at www.scottishrecovery.net
12:11
November 23, 2021
Lauren: peer support and me
“Peer Support has given me many gifts, the greatest one being it has helped me to heal my relationship with myself.” Lauren, a Peer Support Worker with Bipolar Scotland, tells us what peer support means to her. A written version of this podcast is available to read on the Scottish Recovery Network website.
04:17
October 27, 2021
Trish: peer support and me
Trish O'Brien, Mental Health Network Peer Support Coordinator with Fife Voluntary Action, tells us what peer support means to her. "Just hearing that someone else was going through something similar to me helped me be more kind to myself." You can access a written version of this contribution on the Scottish Recovery Network website
03:49
September 29, 2021
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
49:58
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 www.scottishrecovery.net Photograph by Arianna Petrovan.
06:25
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: christine.muir@scottishrecovery.net
03:45
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 www.scottishrecovery.net Podcast transcript available (scroll down page).
17:52
March 02, 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: www.scottishrecovery.net
29:45
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: christine.muir@scottishrecovery.net
01:46
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.
13:10
July 23, 2020