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News: Sign the Pledge

Recovery Friendly Dundee is asking organisations around the city to sign a pledge, as follows …

“We believe that people should be treated with respect and dignity and that Dundee should be a city where everyone feels valued, respected and supported rather than defined by their health condition or life circumstances. Dundee should be a safe and supportive city and the efforts of people in recovery should be recognised and encouraged.” RFD Pledge Application (updated February 2019)

It’s not just a promise. Organisations may be asked to commit themselves to

  • attending an awareness session,
  • treating everyone with dignity and respect,
  • providing people with access to information and support
  • challenging negative attitudes and language that stigmatises people in recovery
  • building your awareness of what is available to support people in your area

Recovery Friendly Dundee has also put out a call to individuals and groups to answer a question in any creative way they choose … photography, art, drama, dance, music, poetry or just words. The question is …

“Based on your experience, what do you think needs to happen for Dundee to be a Recovery Friendly City?” Some of the answers which are sent in will be showcased at an event in June 2020.  Send your answer to robin.falconer@dundeecity.gov.uk

Although Recovery Friendly Dundee focuses mainly on substance use,  they recognise the strong links with mental health, inequality and other factors. They run Drop Ins, work with a Peer Recovery Network and deploy volunteers who are supported by Volunteer Dundee.