Professional Resources

Key online mental health resources for professionals.

Well Scotland is the national mental health improvement website for Scotland. It is a resource intended for professionals who currently work in, or have an interest in the mental health improvement field. Working in partnership with Scotland’s national agencies, its purpose is to provide up to date information on recent developments in the mental health improvement area.
All too often people with mental health problems are stigmatised, isolated from their communities and excluded from education or the workplace. SCIE’s resources support professionals working in adults’ and children’s services. We also have materials focusing on the particular problems faced by parents.
Resources and guides to help people with mental health problems, including the ability to build tailored self-help guides to suit specific needs.
This website aims to help you make a difference to children and young people’s lives. It gives practical information, tools and activities to respond helpfully to troubling behaviour and to help children and young people to flourish.
Provides a comprehensive source of rapid access learning on children and young people’s mental health and well-being for any adult with any role, voluntary or paid, that carries a responsibility for a child or young person. It shows the links to physical health issues.
The advice section offers readable, user-friendly and evidence-based information on various mental health problems, treatments and other topics, regularly updated by psychiatric experts.
Essential contact and referral information for NHS Forth Valley’s adult mental health services.
Information about the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) offered by Forth Valley, including the referral process.
The commission aims to ensure that care, treatment and support are lawful and respect the rights and promote the welfare of individuals with mental illness, learning disability and related conditions. Information about the law and guidance on good practice.
Detailing work supporting the implementation of the Scottish Government´s health improvement policy in terms of mental health.

Expand Your Horizons

Definitely worth a look, especially the talks curated under ‘All Kinds of Minds’ – powerful stories to shatter preconceived notions about mental illness.
Drawing material from the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival this site is a valuable learning resource using educational films that address a wide range of mental health issues. Professionals can create an account so that films can be downloaded for offline use in teaching and instructional environments.