Mental heath and wellbeing training

A whole range of courses exist on various topics relating to mental health and wellbeing, available to the public, staff and volunteers.

We offer various mental health training courses including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), SafeTALK and Recovery in Mental Health. There are also training courses offered by various organisations such as the NHS, voluntary organisations and private organisations. You can find more information in the icon Mental Health & Wellbeing Training Directory [791Kb].

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - 2 day course

View the icon ASIST Training Dates 2018 [311Kb] for available courses for 2018.

ASIST is a two day comprehensive workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to recognise the signs of suicidal thoughts and how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The course is designed to help all in communities to become more willing, ready and able to help people at risk of suicide

Description of course:

  • To be able to recognise invitations for help
  • To reach out and offer support
  • To be able to review the risk of suicide
  • To be able to apply a suicide intervention model
  • To link people with community resources

Who is the training for (Target group)?

Any member of staff, members of other statutory and voluntary organisations and members of the public.

SafeTALK

View the icon SafeTALK Training Dates 2017-18 [183Kb] for available courses for 2017-18.

SafeTALK is aimed at giving participants the skills to recognise that someone may be suicidal and to connect the person to someone with suicide intervention skills. It is designed for organisations that already have ASIST trained helpers in place to maximise intervention as the main suicide prevention focus.

Description of course:

½ day. To give participants the skills to recognise that someone may be suicidal and to connect that person with suicide intervention skills

Who is the training for (Target group)?

Communities or organisations that already have ASIST trained helpers in place to maximise intervention as the main suicide prevention focus

Scottish mental health first aid training 

View the icon SMHFA Training Dates 2017-18 [483Kb] for available courses for 2017-18.

By the end of the 12-hour interactive course, participants will:

  • have an understanding of suicide, self-harm and mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and psychosis
  • know how to recognise if someone is experiencing a mental health problem
  • have practiced skills to help a person who is developing a difficulty with their mental health
  • be able to support people to access appropriate help, including both professional support and evidence-based self-help strategies

Book your place by contacting smhfa.tayside@nhs.net or calling 01382 424086.