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Links to resources that may be helpful for people working in and around forensic mental health services.

Management Matters – Line Manager Development

Management Matters is a self-directed learning resource. The self-assessment and standard learning format, including an opportunity to come together and learn from each other, guides managers to gain the knowledge and understanding to form effective line management performance.

Project Lift

An initiative that aims to support leadership at all levels and at all stages, in all roles across Health and Social Care in Scotland. Project Lift is all about relational leadership, people having better experiences at work, individual potential, leadership at all levels in all roles across health and social care and all in service of improving care across Scotland.

New to Forensic: Working with Children

An introduction to the New to Forensic: Working with Children resource. This is an educational learning resource designed to support staff who are new to forensic work. The materials are designed to support the development of a range of knowledge and skills to help staff working in forensic settings to promote collaborative, safe and effective work with children who come into contact with services.

People in criminal proceedings: Statutory mental health secure care and treatment (Refresher training for MHOs):

A stepped-approach, refresher training for Mental Health Officers (MHOs). This project builds and expands upon the collaborative work previously completed by a range of colleagues as part of the Scottish Government’s Working with Mentally Disordered Offenders materials.

Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)

Here you’ll find a wide range of free webinars, covering COVID-19 and many other topics. These free webinars are provided by the core College events team, the individual teams within the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) and the COVID-19 Mental Health Improvement Network.