Health

Bipolar Scotland

Iriss.fm, Episode 161

Michael McEwan speaks to Alison Cairns, Chief Executive of Bipolar Scotland, about what the supports and services the organisation provides.

From strength to strength

Iriss.fm, Episode 158

Catch-up with East Dunbartonshire Council about how an assets-based approach can improve mental health and wellbeing.

Peer support roles in mental health services

Insight 31

Peer support is not new and exists in many forms, from the informal sharing of experiences, to formalised roles such as that of peer workers in mental health services. Narrative studies of recovery provide a wealth of evidence on the importance and value of support from others who have had similar experiences, and how it brings something different to that of professional support relationships…