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Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Mental Health

Values Based Practice

The 10 Essential Shared Capabilities for Mental Health Practice Learning Materials (Scotland)

The main emphasis of the learning materials is supporting cultural change in services by promoting values-based, person-centred and recovery-focused practice.  The learning is relevant to people in all roles and settings who are involved in mental health work.  The materials, facilitators Toolkit and evaluation of the dissemination of the learning can be accessed in our publications section.

Pre-registration preparation

NES worked with colleagues from higher education institutions and services to produce anational framework for the pre-registration nursing programmes in 2008.  In continuation of this work, a refreshed framework was published in May 2012.

Mental Health Legislation

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

This educational resource is designed to prepare frontline staff for the implementation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003,

Adult Support and Protection

The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 have introduced significant changes in the ways that adults considered to be at risk of harm are supported in health and social care services.  Respecting and Protecting Adults at Risk in Scotland - legislation and practice: An Educational Resource is designed to support front line staff in the appropriate application of the Acts.

Mental Health Recovery

Please visit the Scottish Recovery Network website for more information.