Previous Action

 As a group since 2013, Recovery and Renewal has:

  • written letters to Scottish Government, MSPs and CMO Scotland
  • attended meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence (APPG-PDD) at Westminster
  • held local meetings, some with invited speakers/contributors
  • contributed to BMA Board of Science research and stakeholder meetings
  • continued to update and circulate information via Twitter and Facebook

 In addition, individual group participants have:

  • met with Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison MSP to detail personal experience
  • contributed to Scottish Government public involvement initiatives and consultations – including the Realistic Medicine and Mental Health strategy
  • contributed to the work of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry UK
  • taken part in research and shared information with the BMA
  • contacted and worked with various media to raise public awareness
  • contributed articles and responses to medical and other publications

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