Mental health

Bipolar Scotland

Iriss.fm, Episode 161

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

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…

Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH)

Iriss.fm, episode 121

Recovery Across Mental Health (formerly Renfrewshire Association for Mental Health) is an independent voluntary sector organisation that aims to enable people to recover from mental ill health and to promote wellbeing. This year RAMH is celebrating 25 years of providing support and is running a £25,000 appeal for 2015. Michael McEwan speaks to Karen Milne who tells us more about the organisation and launch of the celebrations. 

My Life My Way - Chris White

Iriss.fm, episode 101

Until his mid 20s Chris White was doing OK: working ,married and a decent social life. He began to feel worried and anxious and quickly began to feel he couldn't cope. Between 1995 and 1999 Chris attended a day centre. In the second in our My Life My Way series Michael McEwan of Able Radio talks to Chris about why he decided to stop attending.

Write to recovery

Iriss.fm, episode 89

Write to Recovery, a website designed to support people affected by mental health problems on their journeys of recovery, was launched on 11 June 2014 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. The launch forms part of the Scottish Recovery Network's 10-year anniversary celebrations. IRISS.FM went along to chat with the guest speakers, acclaimed 'indie' author Linda Gillard; and Robin Ross, both of who have used writing on their own journeys of recovery.

Mindfulness in practice

Iriss.fm, episode 67

In December 2013, IRISS.FM spoke to Sandra Gyaltsen, Learning and Development Officer at Dumfries and Galloway Council, and Jane Kellock, Senior Manager - Children and Early Intervention at West Lothian Council, on the subject of mindfulness and its application to social services practice.

Pilotlight co-design team discussion

Iriss Champions network meeting

Members of the Pilotlight co-design team in Moray discuss the pathway to self-directed support for people with mental health problems. Discussion facilitated by Alison Petch.

Recorded at the Iriss annual Champions event.