On 31 October 2023 Stephanie Stewart, Senior Improvement Advisor, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, hosted our fifth webinar focusing on the importance of putting people at the centre of everything we do so that people are empowered in their recovery journey. We heard from:

  • Ailsa McCrae, Operations Manager (Argyll & Bute team), Jane Methven, Peer Advocacy Worker and Rights Based Advocacy Worker and Chelsea Willis, Peer Advocacy Worker from Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service (LAAS) on their Rights and Recovery Project.
  • Laura Freeman, Principle Educator and Lynne Bradford, Educational Lead, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) on resources for trauma informed training in substance use and mental health.
  • Frank MacDonald, Criminal Justice Lead from Kairos Community Trust on building an individual’s pathway to recovery.

Tamara Thorne, Senior researcher with the Substance Use Analysis Team at Scottish Government spoke briefly also to share details of their stabilisation consultation survey. For those this is may be of relevance to, full details and the link to the survey is available here.

If you missed the webinar you can catch up on the content here:  

People attending the webinar told us what people led recovery looks like to them, the top five key features were: Choice, Empowerment, Experience, Person-Centred, Compassion, Connections. The full word cloud is below: