1. Office of Public Sector Information ( OPSI). Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. Available at: www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/scotland/acts2003/asp_20030013_en_1.
2. Scottish Government (2006) Rights, Relationship and Recovery. The report of the national review of mental health nursing in Scotland. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/112046/0027278.pdf.
3. Scottish Government (2006) Delivering for Mental Health. Available at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/11/30164829/16.
4. Scottish Government (2009) Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland: Policy and Action Plan 2009-2011. Available at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/271822/0081031.pdf.
5. SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
6. A second meeting with the Strategy group took place towards the end of the evaluation to feed back preliminary findings. This second meeting did not involve the collection of any further data.
7. Scottish Recovery Network (2008) Progressing recovery in Scotland 2008/11. Action Plan. Submitted to the Scottish Government. See page 4.
8. Gordon J, Cohen L, Cassidy J & Blamey A (2008) Communicating the message of recovery: An independent evaluation of SRN communications. Scottish Recovery Network. Available at: http://www.scottishrecovery.net.
9. See www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/10/broaden-discussion-mental-health-issues.
10. See http://seemescotland.org.uk.
11. Griesbach D, Russell P, Dolev R & Lardner C (2008) The use and impact of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ( ASIST) in Scotland: A literature review and evaluation. Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/05/21112543/0.
12. Russell P, Lardner C, Johnston L & Griesbach D (2010) Evaluation of phase 2 of Choose Life strategy and action plan. Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/03/30174735/0.
13. Brown W and Kandirikirira N. (2007) Recovering mental health in Scotland. Report on narrative investigation of mental health recovery. Scottish Recovery Network. Available from: www.scottishrecovery.net/Narrative-Research-Project/narrative-research-project.html.
14. See http://copelandcenter.com/.
15. The SRN perspective on these developments is that they are not necessarily positive. The SRN would argue that WRAP should not become prescriptive, or part of a "programme" delivered by services, but rather it should be available outside of services through community and peer groups.
16. Scottish Centre for Social Research and Pratt R (2010) Wellness planning in self-help and mutual support groups. Final report. Scottish Recovery Network.
17. Gordon J and Cassidy J (2009) Wellness Recovery Action Plan ( WRAP) training for BME women: An evaluation of process, cultural appropriateness and effectiveness. Scottish Recovery Network.
18. Bradstreet S & Pratt R (2010) Developing peer support worker roles: Reflecting on experiences in Scotland. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 14(3), August 2010.
19. McLean J, Schinkel M & Stevenson R (2008) Plan2Change: Evaluation final report. Available at: www.penumbra.org.uk/craigmillarpeersupport.htm.
20. McLean J, Biggs H, Whitehead I, Pratt R & Maxwell M (2009) Evaluation of the Delivering for Mental Health Peer Support Worker pilot scheme. Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/11/13112054/28.
21. Scottish Executive (2006) Delivering for Mental Health. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/11/30164829/16.
22. Details of the indicators are available at: www.scottishrecoveryindicator.net/the-parts/the-indicators.
23. McLean J & Whitehead I (2008) Evaluation of the Scottish Recovery Indicator Pilot in five health board areas. Scottish Government. Available at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/10/23104029/10.
24. See http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/initiatives/mental-health/publications.
25. Macduff C, Gass J, Laing A, Williams H, Coull M, Addo M & Mackay R (2010) An evaluation of the impact of the dissemination of educational resources to support values-based and recovery-focused mental health practice.NHS Education for Scotland ( NES). Executive summary available at: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/688260/executive%20summary%20%28mar%2010%29.pdf.
26. Gordon J (2010) Evaluation of Recovery in Practice training. Scottish Recovery Network. Available at: www.scottishrecovery.net/Latest-News/evaluating-recovery-in-practice-training.html.
27. Scottish Executive (2006) Rights, Relationships and Recovery: The Report of the National Review of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland: Delivery Action Plan. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/04/18164814/0.
28. Scottish Executive (2006) Delivering for Mental Health. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/11/30164829/4.
29. Scottish Government (2009). Towards a mentally flourishing Scotland. Policy and action plan 2009-2011. Available at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/05/06154655/5.
30. Scottish Government (2010). Rights, relationships and recovery: refreshed. The report of the national review of mental health nursing in Scotland. Action Plan for 2010-2011. Available at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/mental-health/RRRmentalhealth/rrractionplan.
31. Scottish Government (2008) The road to recovery. A new approach to tackling Scotland's drug problem. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/05/22161610/0.
32. Scottish Government (2007) Mental health in Scotland. Closing the gaps, making a difference. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/12/10141643/18.
33. Scottish Government (2008) Mental health in Scotland. Improving the physical health and wellbeing of those experiencing mental illness. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/11/28152218/0.
34. Quality Improvement Scotland (2007) Standards for Integrated Care Pathways for Mental Health. Available from: http://www.nhshealthquality.org/nhsqis/files/mentalhealth_standardsforICP_DEC07.pdf
35. Quality Improvement Scotland (2009) Best Practice Statement - March 2009. Admissions to adult mental health inpatient services. Available from: www.nhshealthquality.org/nhsqis/files/MENTALHEALTHREV_BPS_MAR09.pdf.
36. Russell P, Lardner C, Johnston L and Griesbach D (2009) Evaluation of Phase 2 of Choose Life. Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/03/30174735/0.
37. See the statement on recovery and rehabilitation on the RCPsych website: www.rcpsych.ac.uk/campaigns/fairdeal/whatisfairdeal/recovery.aspx
38. Care Services Improvement Partnership ( CSIP), Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) & Social Care Institute of Excellence ( SCIE) (2007) A common purpose. Recovery in future mental health services. Joint positive paper 08. Available at: www.scie.org.uk/publications/positionpapers/pp08.asp.
39. Davidson S, Sewel K, Tse D and O'Connor R (2009) Well? What do you think? (2008) The fourth national Scottish survey of public attitudes to mental wellbeing and mental health problems. Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/09/15120147/24.
40. Between 2006 and 2008, there was a statistically significant increase in the proportion of people with experience of a mental health problem who said they had received a positive message of recovery from professionals with whom they had contact: 73% in 2008 compared to 66% in 2006. There was also a slight increase in the proportion who said they had received a positive message of recovery from the people around them, but this change was not statistically significant: 79% in 2008 vs. 76% in 2006.
41. Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health (2002) Would recovery work in Scotland? Report of a one-day workshop at the West Park Centre Dundee. Available at: www.scottishrecovery.net/Where-SRN-came-from/where-srn-came-from.html.
42. Scottish Recovery Network (2005). Perceptions of recovery: the role of the Scottish Recovery Network. A survey report. March.
43. NHS Health Scotland (2008) A review of Scotland's national programme for improving mental health and wellbeing 2003-2006. Available at: www.healthscotland.com/documents/2388.aspx. See page 43.
44. We note that the SRN has begun to develop regional learning networks. At the time of writing of this report, these include 90 individuals who will be local SRI champions.
45. Berzins K (2006) Implementing a recovery approach in policy and practice: A review of the literature. Scotland's National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing: Small Research Projects Initiative 2005-06. University of Glasgow. Available at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/06/19103019/1.
46. Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health (2002) Would recovery work in Scotland? Report of a one-day workshop at the West Park Centre Dundee. Available at: www.scottishrecovery.net/Where-SRN-came-from/where-srn-came-from.html.
47. Developing a Framework for Recovery in Scotland. A joint proposal to support the development of the Scottish Recovery Network, 2004-2006. (Undated, unpublished proposal to the Scottish Executive.)
48. Of the agencies represented in the working group, the choice of which would host the Network was between Penumbra, SAMH and the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health ( SDC). As SAMH hosted see me, it was felt not to be appropriate for SAMH to also host the SRN, and at that time, the SDC said they did not have the capacity to do so.