Let’s Talk About Recovery

Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) is delighted to be launching a refreshed version of their popular ‘What is Mental Health Recovery?’ animation.  This will form part of a suite of specially developed resources aimed at getting people talking about recovery and wellbeing.

SRN  want to get people talking about recovery but know that it can sometimes be hard to get the conversation going. That’s where they can help!

Everyone has mental health

SRN suggest that anyone can have mental health problems, but with the right support people can and do recover. Recovery means being able to live a good life, as defined by the person, with or without symptoms.

Talking about recovery can connect us with other people, help us make sense of our experiences and inspire hope. It can allow us to celebrate our recovery journeys and share the valuable learning we get on the way. SRN work with communities across Scotland has highlighted that a great way to encourage conversations about recovery and wellbeing is to use the CHIME framework – Connections, Hope, Identity, Meaning and Empowerment.

With this in mind we have refreshed our successful ‘What is Mental Health Recovery?’ animation (see below) which acknowledges that while recovery can be an individual experience, evidence* suggests there are some common themes.

Click on the picture below and use the short animation as an introduction to recovery and/or a prompt to encourage conversations about recovery.


SRN are also developing accompanying CHIME Conversation Cards which contain questions to get people thinking about what recovery and wellbeing means to them and their community. Sign up to SRN’s monthly eUpdate to be the first to hear about the launch of this free resource.

Join the recovery conversation!

We would love to hear how you or your organisation are using the CHIME resources. Contact us on 0141 240 7790 or info@scottishrecovery.net or why not join the conversation on Twitter using #LetsTalkRecovery

You might also be interested in the Let’s talk about recovery leaflet

Conceptual framework for personal recovery in mental health (Leamy et al, 2011).


Scottish Recovery Network. (2019). Retrieved from  https://www.scottishrecovery.net/resource/lets-talk-about-recovery-free-resources/


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