A wide variety of training courses are available in Lanarkshire.
Most of the courses are free. Courses are available for people who
have an interest in mental health to professionals working in this
field or to support employers to promote a mentally healthy
We offer the following training courses:
Lifelines our pan Lanarkshire protocol for self harm and
complimentary on-line training, which helps to inform
what you can do to support someone who does self harm and what self
harm means to them.
Multi agency training is available in both North & South
ASIST aims to enable helpers (anyone in a position of trust) to
become more willing, ready and able to recognise and intervene
effectively to help persons at risk of suicide.
Give us a break! (GUAB) is an 8-week group programme for 10-14
year olds who are coping with experiences of loss, negative change
Local Act awareness raising and training has been established to
assist practitioners in their everyday practice
The Lanarkshire Stop Smoking Service is offering training for
all mental health workers from all backgrounds.
This online training was developed by SAMH, North Lanarkshire
Council and NHS Lanarkshire and covers the six core topics
surrounding mental health.
safeTALK is intended as "suicide alertness"
training. safeTALK teaches community members to recognise
persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide
Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) courses are being run
throughout the year all over Lanarkshire and is designed for
STORM (skills-based training on risk management for suicide
prevention) is intended for frontline workers in health, social and
criminal justice services.
This course is designed
to be complementary to ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
Training) but it focuses on children and young people who are
self-harming. The one day course looks at raising awareness of the
current research, issues and support strategies for these young
Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) is the development
agency for third sector organisations in North Lanarkshire.
This two day training offers a range of methods for helping
people with low mood or anxiety self help approaches, based on the
CBT Principles which have shown to be high effective.