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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Mental health, learning disabilities and dementia (NMAHP)

The programme is responsible for the development and delivery of education and training in Mental health, learning disabilities and dementia.

Mental health

Mental health recovery

Please visit the Scottish Recovery Network website for more information.

Below is a list of useful Mental Health Educational resources:

Key resources to support the mental health and wellbeing staff. Includes sections on managing stress, coping and resilience.

Learning disabilities

NES have undertaken and continue to drive a range of activities to support improvements in the support of people with learning disabilities.

Below is a list of Learning Disability educational resources.


Scotland has been developing and implementing National Dementia Strategies since 2010. Key elements to support implementation of the strategies have included the Promoting Excellence framework. Below are a range of resources to support all health and social care staff in their learning.

Dementia learning resources

Psychology of dementia learning resources

TURAS Learn COVID-19 response

Mental health, dementia and learning disabilities

On this page, you will find learning resources and links to support you in practice in the areas of:
  • Mental health
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities

Palliative and end of life care

Palliative care, end of life care and bereavement support are essential components of holistic person-centred care for people nearing the end of their life. At this time many staff will be working outside their specific areas of training and expertise and are more likely to be working with people either with pre-existing palliative care needs or with end of life care needs because of Coronavirus (COVID-19).The resources in this section are intended to enable staff working across all health and social care settings to provide the best possible support to people at the end of life.

Death and bereavement

Resources to support health and social care practitioners with care and communication at the time of and after a death. Some of the items listed were launched pre COVID-19; however, many of the points will still be very relevant for practitioners in the current situation

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Once for NES : Dementia

Last updated: 05/10/2020

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