Our fifth MAT Standards Learning System webinar, held on 31 October was hosted by Stephanie Stewart, Senior Improvement Advisor, Transformation and Improvement in Drugs, Alcohol and Housing (TIDAH), and during it we heard from:

  • Ailsa McCrae, Operations Manager (Argyll & Bute team); Jane Methven, Peer Advocacy Worker and Rights Based Advocacy Worker; Chelsea Willis, Peer Advocacy Worker from Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service (LAAS) discussing the organisation’s Rights and Recovery Project
  • Laura Freeman, Principle Educator and Lynne Bradford, Educational Lead from NHS Education for Scotland (NES) discussing 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.

You can view the presentation slides here 

The meeting was recorded and the link to view is available 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: