Lanarkshire Recovery Network
Recovery is described as living a meaningful and fulfilling life
in the presence or absence of symptoms of mental ill-health.
Since the Launch of the Scottish Recovery Network in December
2004 representatives of Lanarkshire Links, NHS Lanarkshire, North
Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish
Association for Mental Health, Lanarkshire Association for Mental
Health, Richmond Fellowship, Equals Advocacy Partnership and
Clubnet have been meeting to focus on co-ordinating efforts at
promoting recovery across Lanarkshire through the distribution of
recovery materials, organising events, delivering presentations and
influencing the design and delivery of mental health services in
Lanarkshire. This has been done through building on the commitment
and work of many others in promoting recovery in their own area of
work across Lanarkshire.
Due to an increase in demand, an incredible willingness to get
involved and recovery being at the heart of national and local
mental health strategy, a LANARKSHIRE RECOVERY NETWORK (LRN) is
being formally launched in June 08. The LRN is hosted by
Lanarkshire Links, a service user and carer involvement
organisation that exists to ensure the voices of people with mental
health problems and their carers are heard in the planning and
delivery of services across Lanarkshire. Lanarkshire Links host the
LRN because service users drive their own recovery, services' role
is to facilitate recovery and communities' role is to maintain
recovery through positive attitudes and actions. The LRN will
continue to work closely with the Scottish Recovery Network, to
give a Lanarkshire focus to meet the above objectives.
To achieve these objectives we need YOU to get involved. If you
have an interest in recovery, would like to be kept up to date with
information about recovery or would like to be part of the network
please go to getting involved.