- Peer support
- Vocational training
- Video therapy
- Mental Health Problems
- Peer Support Worker
‘Recovery is being able to live a meaningful and satisfying life, as defined by each person, in the presence or absence of symptoms. It is about having control over and input into your own life. Each individual's recovery, like his or her experience of the mental health problems or illness, is a unique and deeply personal process.’
Scottish Recovery Network. What is Recovery? [online]
Available at: http://www.scottishrecovery.net/What-is-Recovery/what-is-recovery.html [07/03/14]
‘Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and a mutual agreement of what is helpful. Peer support is not based on psychiatric models and diagnostic criteria. It is about understanding another’s situation empathically through the shared experience of emotional and psychological pain... where people are able to “be” with eachother without the contraints of traditional (expert/ patient) relationships.’
Mead, Hilton & Curtis, Peer Support: A Theoretical Approach, (2001:6)
‘Education and training which aims to equip people with knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competences required in particular occupations or more broadly on the labour market.’
European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training [online]
Available at: http://www.eqavet.eu/qa/gns/glossary/v/vocational-education-and-training.aspx [07/03/14]
‘Psychodrama employs guided dramatic action to examine problems or issues raised by an individual. Using experiential methods, sociometry, role theory, and group dynamics, Psychodrama facilitates insight, personal growth, and integration on cognitive, affective, and behavioural levels. It clarifies issues, increases physical and emotional well being, enhances learning and develops new skills.’
British Psychodrama Association, What is Psychodrama? [online]
Available at: http://www.psychodrama.org.uk/what_is_psychodrama.php [07/03/14]
Video therapy consists of filming and then viewing psychodrama sessions. This provides clear, realistic, present-moment feedback to participants to enable them to insight and understanding feelings and dimensions of themselves otherwise hard to access.
- Other Publications
- Dissemination Materials
Unfortunately, people distressed by these illnesses often do not seek out services or choose to fully engage in them. One factor that impedes care seeking and undermines the service system is mental illness stigma.
Patrick W. Corrigan, Benjamin G. Druss, and Deborah A. Perlick
This article defines peer support as a form of mental health care and reviews data from 4 randomized controlled trials, which demonstrated few differences between the outcomes of conventional care when provided by peers versus non-peers.
Larry Davidson, Matthew Chinman, David Sells and Michael Rowe
Five randomised controlled trials and seven other comparative studies were identified. Half of the studies considered involving users in managing cases. Involving users as employees of mental health services led to clients having greater satisfaction with personal circumstances and less hospitalisation.
Emma L. Simpson, Allan O. House
This report summarises the finding from the REFOCUS programme, which took place in England from 2009 to 2014. The document is written for the general public, and describes what the study involved and what we found.
Ben Fortune, Victoria Bird, Ruth Chandler, Joanna Fox, Ruth Hennem, John Larsen, Clair Le Boutillier, Mary Leamy, Rob Macpherson, Julie Williams, Mike Slade.
Peer2Peer Training Course
“Paving the way to recovery - the Personal Ombudsman System”
A film by "Mental Health Europe".
Interviews by Silvana Enculescu and Gabor Petri. Shot and edited by Silvana Enculescu
“A Small History of Psychiatry”
A video by "The Crazy about Work Foundation"
Video produced during the training session “Communication skills” of one of the trainings organized by Promente (Austria). This course is addressed at people who would like to become peer support workers. Activity carried out in the framework of PEER2PEER Project, funded by the European Commission.
This short animation explains what SRN mean by recovery and the work we are doing to achieve our vision of 'A Scotland where mental health recovery is a reality for all'.