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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Paediatric psychology (TIPS-PH)

The Training in Psychological Skills - Paediatric Healthcare (TIPS-PH) programme aims to increase psychological capability and capacity amongst all paediatric healthcare staff.

It acknowledges that all staff contribute to psychosocial care for children and young people and aims to enhance competency and confidence in psychological skills within all disciplines and levels of expertise. Training is accessible to all paediatric health and social care staff.

Current training portfolio

The programme includes core and advanced skills-based workshops, e-learning and online resources for paediatric and neonatal healthcare staff. Workshops are delivered nationally by NES and as local events delivered by a network of local paediatric psychologists across Scotland.

If you would like any further information about any of our courses, please contact

Skills based workshops for paediatric staff

Please see below a list of the skills-based workshops we offer.

Please contact for further information about national training events.

Alternatively, please contact your local paediatric clinical psychology department for details of upcoming local workshops.

Core skills based workshops

  • Communication skills
  • Motivational interviewing approaches
  • Reducing distress
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Managing paediatric pain
  • Infants in Hospital

Advanced workshops for paediatric staff seeking further development of their skills

  • Promoting engagement in healthcare for children and young people with long-term health conditions
  • Significant conversations in life limiting conditions and palliative care
  • Psychological Approaches to Promoting Understanding and Coping with Physical Health Symptoms in Children and Young People

Skills based workshops for neonatal health care staff

  • Identifying and managing distress in a neonatal Unit
  • Communication skills

Online modules (available on TURAS)

Related resources

Last updated: 01/02/2023

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