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Simon Bradstreet | SRN Director. Our new vision. Our vision A Scotland where mental health recovery is a reality for all. SRN Strategic Plan 2012-16. Our goals: Raise awareness of recovery Encourage empowerment Develop the evidence base Influence policy and practice. What is recovery.

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Simon bradstreet srn director

Simon Bradstreet | SRN Director


Our new vision

Our new vision

Our vision

A Scotland where mental health recovery is a reality for all


Srn strategic plan 2012 16

SRN Strategic Plan 2012-16

  • Our goals:

  • Raise awareness of recovery

  • Encourage empowerment

  • Develop the evidence base

  • Influence policy and practice


What is recovery

What is recovery

  • Unique experience with common themes

    • Hope, belief and identity

    • Empowerment and control

    • Meaning, purpose and opportunity

    • Relationships

  • Often a process rather than an event

  • Not necessarily easy but possible


Food and mental health

Food and mental health

  • Food and mood?

  • Five fruit and veg for the mind?

  • Biochemistry –cause or cure?


Food and recovery

Food and recovery

“I’ve also discovered that I quite enjoy cooking so it’s not like I’m having fish and chips every night, I’m eating food prepared with basic ingredients and I’m very physically fit compared to what I used to be.”

“I try to have a good balance in all I do these days. That includes a healthy food regime. I really don't think I would be this health conscious if I hadn't encountered mental illness.”


What recovery stories tell us

What recovery stories tell us

  • Food is important for recovery

  • People described

    • Changing behaviours

    • Part of planning wellness

    • Negative impact of junk food

    • Structure and skills

    • Connections and community

    • Knock on effects


Food and recovery1

Food and recovery

“I began treating my mind and body with respect and sticking to a healthy routine. I cut out most of the junk food I had been eating for convenience and comfort and as a result I lost a bit of weight. This helped my self-esteem, made me feel more energised, and helped to lift my mood.  The extra energy made it easier to exercise and I started swimming and going to exercise classes. I also began to enjoy walking my dogs... I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh air and lovely views. As a result, I managed to get into a good sleep pattern which is very important for me”


Great event but

Great event but...

“Second time at this venue - same problem both times. What happened to plain cheese or ham sandwiches?”

“Could they have hot food and maybe a selection of meat stews and curry and rice..... Nice cakes and biscuits for our coffee?”


Simon bradstreet srn director

Find out more

Web: www.scottishrecovery.net

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @SimonSRN


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