Training and Professional Learning Resources
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with Public Health Scotland (PHS) have developed learning resources for the health, social care, and wider public sector workforce. The informed level (Knowledge animations are specifically aimed at those who work with children and young people, Promoting Children and Young People's Mental Health and Preventing Self-Harm and Suicide. (Click ilnk below to view animations)
These animations support individuals to understand the factors that influence mental health and resilience in children and young people; engage proactively with children and young people about mental health, self-harm, and suicide; and recognise when to seek help to support those in their care.
These and other available learning resources are designed to help people to recognise when someone may be experiencing poor mental health and to know how to respond and ultimately help to prevent suicide.
Knowledge and Skills Framework for the Scottish children and young people workforce
In the December newsletter we mentioned that NHS Education for Scotland (NES) had published a knowledge and skills framework (The Framework), sets out the levels of knowledge and skills required by the Scottish child workforce to promote positive wellbeing and good mental health for children and young people. At the request of stakeholders, NES has since led a process to develop a Learning Map to identify quality-assured professional learning resources to each level set out in the framework. Both the Framework and the Learning Map contribute to wider work to improve mental health care for children and young people. Both involve listening to what children and young people want and need from the adults that support them.
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