How support groups can help your recovery

David, a GP, shares how important support groups like peer support were in his own recovery

Advice from David


  • connect to other people who’ve had the same experience
  • ask for help and take the help that’s offered
  • find a group that’s going to support you

Find support thats available around recovery

Mind’s ‘how to seek help for your mental health‘ guide explains how to seek help when you’re struggling with your mental health.

Scottish Recovery Network can help with recovery from mental health challenges.

Contact your GP practice if:

  • you want to speak to someone about your mental health

If you need urgent help, phone 111 and choose the mental health option to speak to the mental health hub.

In an emergency phone 999. 

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