Support in Mind Scotland offers a range of specialist mental health training packages built on the belief that mental health awareness is a key element in establishing a flourishing workplace.

Training your staff in mental health can help to break down stigma and discrimination, build awareness, develop skills and enhance confidence. 

Our range of mental health training packages aim to develop participants' knowledge so that they can provide support to colleagues and offer pathways to getting the help they may need.

Why train with Support in Mind Scotland? 

Our courses are informed by nearly 50 years of experience in supporting people with mental health and mental illness across Scotland. All our work is evidence based on lived experiences of the people who use our services and our staff team.

10% discount on bundle bookings of 5 or more courses

This half-day course aims to enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in mental health awareness.

What will I learn?

  • What is mental health? 
  • An introduction to some common mental health conditions
  • A 4-step process to building supportive conversations 
  • Providing initial pathways to support 
  • How to look after you own mental health and wellbeing 

Who should attend? This course is designed with everyone in mind 

Delivered: In person by a facilitator or by video conferencing  

Price: £65 per person

Participant number: Min 8 / max 12 

    Mental Health ChampionsOur Mental Health Champions one day course is designed to inform, inspire and drive organisational change, challenge stigma and discrimination and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

    Mental Health Champions act as role models, encouraging staff to feel comfortable discussing their mental health and wellbeing. Champions will be equipped to influence and promote positive mental health and wellbeing across your organisation. 

    What will I learn?

    • Understand the meaning of mental health and your role as a Champion
    • Identify the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions 
    • Recognise the difference between mental health and mental illness
    • Have the confidence to challenge stigma and discrimination 
    • Signpost a person towards supportive and professional pathways 
    • Understand how to promote and maintain a healthy, flourishing workforce 

    Who should attend? This course is designed for anyone who wishes to promote positive mental health

    Delivered In person by a facilitator or by video conferencing 

    Price £125 per person

    Participant number Min 6 / max 12 

    This is an accredited, evidence-based qualification, supported by the Scottish Government and managed by Public Health Scotland. This two day course is designed and delivered in alignment with Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy 2017 – 2027. 

    What will I learn on this course?

    • How to apply – a 5 step process for providing mental health first aid
    • How to give immediate support until professional help is available
    • What to say and do in a crisis
    • The importance of good listening skills
    • Understanding the connection between mental health, alcohol and drugs
    • Understanding the connection between mental health and discrimination
    • Information about common mental health conditions
    • How to apply mental health first aid for depression, anxiety, suicide, and psychosis
    • Building resilience through positive coping strategies and self-care
    • How to support the recovery of good mental health
    • How to promote positive understanding of mental health in the workplace

    Who should attend? Anyone who would like to become a Mental Health First Aider

    Delivered In person by a facilitator

    Price £225 per person

    Participant number Min 8 / max 12

    Testimonials: 

    The best part was the conversation and interaction between all the participants who were expressing their views and giving examples. Mel is an excellent trainer, I thoroughly enjoyed the session - Elaine, South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership

    A relaxed mental health training session which allowed us all to contribute, leading to an interactive course - Mairi, South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership

    To book a course or for more information, please complete the enquiry form by clicking the button below:

    Training contact details:

    Email:  [email protected] 
    Phone: 07739216459

      Support in Mind Scotland is an approved mental health training provider for the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC)