See all the events that were part of the week

cpw-logo-square.pngWe were delighted to have all these events from network members and partners running during Co-production Week Scotland. Across the country people came together to talk about their experiences for co-production.

See the events below.


Recovery Cafe conversation events - Monday 14th November (and all week) - Making Recovery Real in Moray

Recovery_Roadshow_flyer_or_poster_.jpgJoin the conversation during ‘Co-production Week Scotland’ about how we can make mental health recovery a reality for everyone in Moray.

These events are for anyone affected by mental health problems either now or in the past. This includes people who have personal experience of mental health problems as well as people who care for others who have poor mental health. The events will be informal and relaxed, and will provide an opportunity for people to

  • Find out more about what helps people recover from mental health problems.
  • Hear from others about their recovery journeys and what recovery means to them.
  • Learn about how writing and sharing stories can help people in their recovery.
  • Get information about the projects and resources that are available to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
  • Find out about #YouChoose a new Moray participatory budget fund for supporting community mental health initiatives.

The events are running all week - you can download a full schedule here.

Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th and Friday 18th: Get MOTivated - Men Only Tayside

unnamed.pngMen Only Tayside (MOT) will be running a series of ‘Get MOTivated’ events in Tayside throughout Scottish Co-production Week. 
The events will be open to all gay, bi and men who have sex with men in Perth and Kinross, Dundee and Angus with a local event in each of these areas. MOT is a sexual health service delivered by NHS Tayside and Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland which provides clinical services for HIV and STI testing, as well as emotional support, community outreach, training and health promotion activities to enable local gay and bi men to have great sex lives. Working to reduce health inequalities, MOT is committed to engaging fully with the local community and these events will provide a way for local men to develop and shape our service. 
We have worked with Angus Alive, Live Active Perth and Kinross and Leisure and Culture Dundee to provide men who attend with free leisure passes and gym memberships. Please come along, the events will be non-formal, non-stigmatising, a way for you to have your say. Partners and friends are welcome, too! 

Event details:

Click below to download a flyer for each day

Perth – Tayside Council on Alcohol, 14 Marshall Place, Perth, Monday 14th November 2016, 6-8pm
Dundee – Lochee Community HUB, Lochee High Street, Tuesday 15th November 2016, 6-8pm
Angus – Brechin Community Campus, Friday 18th November 2016, 6-8pm

For more information contact

Monday 14th November: Co-production workshop on how to see the world differently - COPE Scotland

The reticular activation system (RAS) is if you like a kind of filter which we programme and depending on what we programme it to see can influence greatly how we see the world, the aim of this co design team is to explore the RAS and find a way of developing information to share with others to help them see the world in a different way, today is the launch of the co design team, attached more info on how people will be supported to co- produce this tool.

10AM - noon, followed by lunch and an informal chat. Held at COPE Scotland 20 Drumchapel Rd G15 6QE Book by emailing: 

Monday 14th November: Happiness Habits Cafe - Outside the Box

Outside the Box's Flourishing Borders project is running its second Happiness Habits Café! Flourishing Borders is a project focusing on older people's mental health and well being. At the session we will be discussing how to look after your mental health in later years. We will also have Christmas card crafts out so we can get crafty as we chat and will also be focusing on the pleasures and pressures of Christmas and how to make it a time when people keep well rather than getting stressed. We will also be playing bingo!

  • Date: Monday 14th November 2016 
  • Time: 2-4pm
  • Location: Burnfoot Community Hub, Hawick

Tuesday 15th November: Learning through stories – Co-production Week Scotland Learning Event


Taking place during Co-production Week Scotland, this SCN Learning Event will invite participants to explore what can be learned through stories of co-production, and think about how personal and community stories are at the heart of the approach.

When people are involved in making decisions that affect them and their communities, it can have a lasting impact, on their lives and how wider communities engage in shaping public services. The Scottish Co-production Network has gathered a vast range of these co-production stories from across Scotland, and beyond. But how can we use these to help deepen our understanding of the impact of co-production, and share what works to support others to embed co-production in their approach?

Scottish Co-production Network members from Dundee will share their own experiences, and demonstrate some creative ways that people have come together to shape activities and support for their communities, including:

  • Making Recovery Real in Dundee
  • Greenbuds
  • Deaflinks

Learn more and register here.

Tuesday 15th November: Interested in finding out more about community shares? – Community Shares Scotland

Come along to Community Shares Scotland's seventh Training Roadshow in Dumfries to learn more about the community shares model and how it can benefit your own community or the communities you support in a work capacity.

Meet with other community groups who are interested in setting up a share offer or learn from those who have had success already.

There will be a focus on sources of support, resources, emerging best practice, as well as details as to how to engage with the Community Shares Scotland programme.

This event is aimed at both community groups and intermediary support organisations. It will be practical and engaging - the objective being increased knowledge and skills within communities and support organisations, thus creating an enduring legacy of expertise in community shares.

Booking details will be announced soon.

Tuesday 15th November: We're Here Too! - Outside the box

From visiting family to belly dancing, we know that older people should be able to do the things they love.

We’re Here Too brings together people who want to see more opportunities for older people who need more support, so they can participate in the issues and activities that interest them.

This year we will be having discussions around 3 themes at our events:
1. Building stronger links between people living in care homes and other supported settings and people in their local communities
2.  Keeping active
3. What works for older people in BME (black and minority ethnic) communities.

Please see the following link for more information: 
This event is one of three, after which we will be writing up a report on what we have found. To get the report sent to you, or if you would like to come to our Inverness event, contact Alice at or by calling 0141 419 0451.

Wednesday 16th & 17th November 2016: 

ALL IN co-pro/participation training – Glasgow Homeless Network

All_in_Logo_for_web.jpgParticipation. Coproduction. Engagement. We hear these buzzwords more and more, but what do they mean and how do they work? More importantly, why do they matter to you?

All In is a Scottish social enterprise helping to answer these questions and supporting clients across all sectors to improve the quality and quantity of participation, coproduction, and engagement in their services and projects, by:

  • simplifying the jargon, the theory and the policy
  • clarifying which tools and techniques work best in which circumstances
  • innovating with new ideas and practical approaches

Whatever your needs and goals, All In have the experience and expertise to help you get there.

Book in to one of their upcoming training events across the country, or get in touch to hear more about how All In can support you.

View the training dates / Download the brochure

Wednesday 16th November: PPHW #CoProWeekScot Twitter Chat & Afternoon Tea!

Our colleagues at the People Powered Health and Wellbeing project at The Alliance are running a Twitter Chat for #CoProWeekScot at 1-2pm on Wednesday 16th November.

Join in for a discussion around co-production in health and social care, a celebration of good examples and a chance to share learning for people’s experience of co-production. Learn more >>

During the afternoon of Wednesday 16 November the wider ALLIANCE team will also be joined by friends and colleagues from the Scottish Community Development Centre, Scottish Co production Network and ALLIANCE Involvement Network for #Letscopro with Afternoon Tea. This will be a fun, creative, engaging and interactive session over afternoon tea to share our visions for co-production and how to make these a reality.

Wednesday 16th November: Moving Forward - Outside the Box

Moving Forward is a partnership between Turning point, OTB and Glasgow Community Justice Authority.   It is exploring how self directed support might work for people in touch with the criminal Justice system and how it may offer more choice and control for people in their lives. We are working in partnership with people to develop and design services and activities that meet need and are useful to them, rather than workers deciding what is best for people. 

Outside the Box will be having a meeting with TPS connects -  a service user led group of people who use services provided by Turning point Scotland.  We will be asking them about what a good life looks like for them and the kinds of help and support they might like/ need to help the achieve it.   

To find out more contact

Thursday 17th November: 100 Stories - A Co-production Movement - HIS and Scottish Government


In the true spirit of co-production the ihub Directorate, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Ingage Division, Scottish Government are keen to co-produce how we use stories to explore co-production with as many people as possible, inviting people and organisations of all scales and from many diverse sectors and communities to join us at this initial event during Co-Production Week Scotland.  We are seeking those who actively shape co-production and co-design movements (and we appreciate you may not be using those exact terms!), those who have strengths in storytelling, or those who would benefit from being able to see real examples of co-production in practice.

The idea is that we can come together and develop some shared approaches and practices, working towards eventually generating at least 100 stories. This could offer a powerfully convincing set of evidence that could help to strengthen the understanding of a variety of influencers, including the public, politicians and the media.  This, in turn, could develop the shape and tone of future local and national conversations about reform, power and other themes, helping the wider public service system to become more courageous in risking opening up, work more transparently and share power with citizens more creatively and more often.

If you’re interested in being involved, please join us at this free event to be held on Thursday 17th November at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, with lunch from 12.30 followed by an afternoon’s session to start developing our approach to 100 stories.

Please click here to register and we will confirm your place shortly.

Friday 18th November: Roundtable - 'A conversation about co-production'

Organised by the SCN and Ingage team in Scottish Government, this will be a conversation about co-production in Scotland: taking stock of where we are strategically, where we want to be, and what our ambition is for the longer term including opportunities in relation to key policy areas.

We are seeking contributiond from those who have a strategic and practical interest in promoting, supporting and delivering co-production. We hope to collectively consider how co-production policy and practice in Scotland can continue to find a strengthened voice, to find greater leverage across public service systems, supported by developing effective ways to evidence outcomes from co-production. The event will provide a chance to review the current and emerging context, consider our movement building efforts with a view to generating better mutual understanding and alignment of our shared purpose, intent and outcomes, across a diverse range of activity, going into 2017/18 and beyond.

Friday 18th Novemeber: Our GP digital GP service co-design - The Alliance

‘Our GP’ is a co-production initiative led by the Health and Social Care Alliance, with mHabitat (currently part of an NHS England trust in Yorkshire) providing the co-design expertise.

The project is sponsored by Scottish Government and it aims to co-design GP digital services with citizens, as partners. The project does not view ‘going digital’ as an objective in itself but seeks to explore its potential as one tool which could play a role in helping to transform (and enable better) care.

The Alliance's two workshops will be held as part of MacMillan’s Power of Partnerships event on the 18th November.

Find out more here.

Keep up-to-date about Co-production 
SCN website and Twitter @ScotCoPro.

There will be a focus on sources of support, resources, emerging best practice, as well as details as to how to engage with the Community Shares Scotland programme.

This event is aimed at both community groups and intermediary support organisations. It will be practical and engaging - the objective being increased knowledge and skills within communities and support organisations, thus creating an enduring legacy of expertise in community shares.

Booking details will be announced soon.