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Mental Health Training and Capacity Building

Scotland’s 10-year Mental Health Strategy (2017-2027) and Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters (2018) both put a strong emphasis on the importance of training and building capacity across the Scottish Workforce to promote positive mental health and well being.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GGC) and its partners are working together to ensure we meet these strategic outcomes via our Board’s 5 Year Mental Health Strategy. It recognises the importance of ensuring staff working with people across GGC are equipped and confident to support and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

We offer a range of mental health training and capacity building across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, including an annual capacity-building programme, our Healthy Minds Awareness Raising Sessions, and a programme of mental health improvement related sessions that are delivered by the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

What training and capacity building is available?

Healthy Minds Awareness Raising

Healthy Minds is an awareness-raising resource that supports the implementation of the NHSGGC Mental Health Improvement Frameworks. It aims to promote basic awareness and understanding of mental health and covers a variety of topics that can impact people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Online Learning

During these unprecedented times, the capacity to have face-to-face training is minimal. It is with this in mind that our team has collated a range of free online learning opportunities relating to Mental Health: Online Learning Opportunities

Commissioned Programmes

We deliver a programme of learning opportunities to support increased knowledge and understanding of mental health alongside our partners, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

From May 2022 to June 2022 the following online learning sessions will be on offer; Please note all courses are free to attend and no cost is associated with it. 

No.Courses- May- June 2022
 1 Looking after Your Wellbeing
 2 Hybrid working
 3 Mental Health Supporting others
 4 Introduction to Suicide Prevention

Sessions are delivered via MS Teams and Zoom. The links on this page contain promotional flyers with information on each learning opportunity including learning outcomes, who can apply to attend, dates, and times. Sign up can be done via training@samh.org.uk

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Sessions are open to anyone working/volunteering within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

For further details, including dates and times:

[Flyer] Greater Glasgow and Clyde Programme – May to June 2022

Please contact the team at ggc.mhead@ggc.scot.nhs.uk if you have any questions about this program of learning.