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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

The programme of work around children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing comprises a programme of education, training and implementation support for the wider children and families workforce in Scotland.

It focuses on evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention, early intervention and treatment approaches that have been designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, build strong parent-child relationships, and support the promotion of resilience among children, young people and families.

This work spans the perinatal period, through infancy, childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.

Key themes

  • Infant, child, adolescent and family development, including neurodiversity
  • Engaging with children, young people and families
  • Assessment, formulation and diagnosis of difficulties including neurodevelopmental diversity
  • Evidence based interventions aimed at strengthening attachment, parenting and family relationship
  • Trauma informed

Areas of delivery

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Last updated: 05/10/2020

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