Run your own Recovery Conversation Café toolkit launched!

The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP has officially launched a new engagement toolkit for organisations and services.

Developed by the Scottish Recovery Network the Run your own Recovery Conversation Café toolkit provides a guide and resources to help you engage people in meaningful discussions about what is important to them and their communities.

Providing a different approach to engagement a recovery conversation café moves away from traditional consultation. It creates a welcoming environment where people are not just passive responders but active participants, listening to each other and building on ideas. Using the approach organisations and services are providing the opportunity for people to participate in:

  • The design, delivery and evaluation of support
  • Influencing local and national planning and strategies
  • Events that bring people together to connect and share ideas on mental health and wellbeing

You can order free Run your own Recovery Conversation Café toolkit(s) from the Scottish Recovery Network (Scotland only) by calling  0300 323 9956 or emailing

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us directly by using contactSCOTLAND-BSL

The toolkit can also be download from