This page contains information about a whole range of activity related to mental health and the education of health and social care professionals.
A Framework for Social Work Education in Scotland
Framework for social work education in Scotland, comprising the Scottish Requirements for Social Work Training; an Introduction to the Standards in Social Work Education; and the Standards in Social Work Education.
Scotland has a distinctive higher education system, and the concept of Academy Scotland has been developed to recognise and support this. Section of the Higher Education Academy which aims to support the professional development of individual staff, support institutions and communities of practice and contribute to national policy in Scotland.
Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 provides ways to manage the financial and welfare affairs of people who are unable to manage them for themselves. This site provides the Act.
Advanced Practice Development - working with children and young people
NES commissioned the Scottish Development Centre to undertake a project around Advanced Practice for CAMHS. Report of a web survey sent to all NHS Board areas across Scotland.
Alliance for Self Care Research
The vision of the Alliance for Self Care Research is that Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals will respect patients, carers and family members as co-producers of health and will use the evidence base to work with them to maintain health, prevent and treat illness and manage it's impact on everday life. The Alliance is a consortium of the universities of Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee, Robert Gordon, St Andrews and Stirling and their local NHS organisations that serve a significant proportion of Scotland's population.
choose life: A National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Suicide in Scotland
Scotland's national strategy and action plan to prevent suicied. Addresses all levels of prevention, promotion, support and care.
Dementia Services Development Centre
Exists to extend and improve services for people with dementia and their carers in Scotland.
Domestic Abuse: A National Training Strategy
National training strategy for domestic abuse in Scotland.
Edinburgh Mental Health Research Network
The Network is a group of reseachers and academics based in a wide variety of departments and faculties. Collectively, we have interests in research on policy and professional practice relating to mental health. We pursue these interests both in our own disciplines and use the Network both to share information about our present work and funding opportunities, and to develop possibilities for collaborative research in this field.
Framework for mental health services in Scotland
The Framework is made up of the Scottish Requirements for Social Work Training, an Introduction to the Standards in Social Work Education and the Standards in Social Work Education.
Guide to mental health law in Scotland
Guide to mental health law in Scotland
HandsOnScotland is an online resource for anybody working with or caring for children and young people. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people's troubling behaviour and offers advice and activities on how to help them flourish.
Highland Users Group
A network of users of mental health services who live in the Highlands.
Mental Health Act (Scotland) education website
Information relating to the education and training implications of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
Mental Health Awareness Podcasts: Dundalk Institute of Technology
Podcasts produced by psychiatric nursing students at the Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Responsible for safeguarding the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental illness
Moving beyond classroom involvement
User and carer involvement in the training of student nurses. Powerpoint presentation by Hugh Masters and Suzanne Forrest.
National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-Being: action plan 2003-2006
Published by the Scottish Executive in September 2003, this document outlines the national action plan for improving mental health and well-being from 2003-2006.
Nursing, midwifery and allied health professions directorate with a dedicated mental health team.
Nobody knows as much as everybody
Report of an mhhe conference focusing on how students are introduced to ideas about and concepts of mental health. Held in Edinburgh in 2003.
Oor Mad History
Oor Mad History is a Community History Project funded by NHS Lothian celebrating the history of the Mental Health Service User Movement in Lothian, Scotland.
Principles into Practice network
It aims to promote care and treatment that is in line with the principles of Scottish mental health law.
Promoting young people’s well being
A review of research on young people’s emotional health. Produced by the Scottish Centre for Research in Education.
Psychosocial interventions in the management of schizophrenia
Guidelines produced by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.
Readiness to practise – the training of social workers in Scotland and their first year in work
Report produced by the Scottish Office sets out the views of 130 qualified social workers about their training and first year in work.
Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health
A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the continuing development and improvement of mental health services.
Official website of the Scottish Executive, the devolved government for Scotland.
Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education
The institute aims to contribute directly to transformational change in social work higher education consequent on recent Government policy.
Scottish Recovery Network
The Scottish Recovery Network aims to engage communities across Scotland in debate on how best to promote and support recovery from long-term mental health problems.
Scottish Social Services Council
Responsible for promoting and developing education and training for the social services workforce in Scotland
See Me Scotland
Scotland’s Anti-stigma Campaign for Mental Health
Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-being
This website is designed to give guidance and information on promoting and supporting student mental health and well-being. It is intended for use in colleges and universities and it will be of particular use to: Lecturers and support staff in day to day contact with students Staff working in student support Senior management seeking to establish effective policies and procedures relating to mental health
Website of Suzy Johnston - involved in writing about, advising, promoting awareness and publishing on mental ill health as well as running workshops.
The role of the mental health officer
The Scottish Office’s Central Research Unit presents its findings of a study of the role and responsibilities of the Mental Health Officer and their interpretation of practice with regard to the compulsory detention and care of people with severe mental health problems.
Voices of Experience
Aims to set up and develop a national organisation for users of mental health services in Scotland.