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A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Behaviour change for health

All health and care staff have a have a unique opportunity to support the people they work with to make changes that can have a positive impact on their physical and mental health and wellbeing, as highlighted in several Scottish Government and NHSScotland policy documents (refs).

MAP of health behaviour change learning programme

Our MAP of Health Behaviour Change Learning Programme is open to all health and care staff, and aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to talk to people about behaviour change and to deliver interventions tailored to the individual’s circumstances and based on current behaviour change evidence. Watch the MAP Animation to find out why you should do this course.

The MAP of health behaviour change animation from NES on Vimeo.

Based on the Health Behaviour Change Competency Framework (HBCCF, 2010), learners will understand and practice using the MAP model of behaviour change. MAP stands to Motivation, Action and Prompts – the programme is delivered in three stages:

  1. ELearning module – provides knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the MAP model.
  2. Skills-based workshop – provides an opportunity for learners to practice (sp) the skills they have learned about in the module, in a safe space with supportive feedback.
  3. Coaching and learning network – ongoing support to embed their knowledge and skills into practice through coaching and implementation support.

Online access

For more information and to begin learning, go to The MAP of Health Behaviour Change Learning Programme on TURAS, or search ‘MAP’ in the search bar.

Contact us

For more information, contact The Health Improvement (Psychology) Team.


Last updated: 27/09/2020

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