Informed level resources

Resources page for staff working in mental health and suicide prevention at the Informed level.

Introduction

The ‘Informed Level' provides the essential knowledge and skills required by all staff working in health and social care to contribute to mental health improvement and the prevention of self-harm and suicide. It also encapsulates most of the wider public health workforce who need to be informed about mental health and wellbeing and be able to respond to someone who is experiencing mental distress, or mental ill health, and who might be at risk of self-harm or suicide. This level is also applicable more broadly, and can have relevance to everyone, in any workplace, workforce or community who has the opportunity and ability to positively impact on their own and others’ mental health and wellbeing and contribute to supporting people experiencing mental ill health and preventing self-harm or suicide.  

Informed level module

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Mental health module

This module comprises three animations and check your learning quizzes covering mental wellbeing, suicide prevention and having compassionate conversations with people who are experiencing mental distress or may be feeling suicidal. While each animation can be viewed on its own, we recommended all 3 are completed. 

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Informed level module - Promoting children and young people’s mental health and preventing self harm

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Promoting children and young people’s mental health and preventing self harm

This module comprises three children and young people animations and check your learning quizzes. They are designed to support the knowledge and skills of those in health, social care and the wider public sectors who need to be informed about mental health, self-harm and suicide prevention in relation to children and young people. In particular, they will help workers to understand the factors that influence mental health and resilience in children and young people; engage proactively with children and young people about mental health, self-harm and suicide; and recognise when to seek help to support those in their care

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Manager Resource

This presentation is for managers, team leads and people in similar roles . It is designed to help you to be better able to support the mental health of employees and to encourage good practice in promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace:

Resource Repository

Scottish Recovery Network

Scottish Recovery network provides a range of resources which fits well with the ‘improving the quality and length of life for people living with mental ill health’ domain  at informed level.  Resources and materials available  on mental health, peer support and recovery focused care 

https://www.scottishrecovery.net/ 

Kings Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England.  There is a range of presentations/case studies available demonstrating collaboration to promote and integrate physical and mental health into ways of working within communities and using improvement methodology. 

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/courses/integrating-physical-mental-health-care/resources 

Samaritan's - 
Workplace 
Wellbeing Resources

Samaritans is a charity ‘dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide’.  They have a range of resources that can support wellbeing in the workplace.   

https://www.samaritans.org/scotland/how-we-can-help/workplace/ 

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

This website provides a range of resources and training to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. These resources would be useful to a wide range of professionals including those working in Education, Health and Social Care. There are also many resources that young people and their families can access.  

https://www.annafreud.org/ 

Healthy Working Lives - Stress and the workplace 

A eLearning module is available for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between pressure and stress and how this can impact on wellbeing. (Sign Up required)

Resource-  https://learning.publichealthscotland.scot/enrol/index.php?id=579

Registration -https://learning.publichealthscotland.scot/enrol/index.php?id=579 

Charlie Waller- Uk Mental Health Charity 

Supporting people to understand and talk openly about mental health, where young people and those who support them are equipped to maintain and enhance their mental health and wellbeing and have the confidence to seek help when they need it. 

This website contains a wealth of mental health resources, information and training, which would be useful to a range of professional including those working in Health, Education, Further education and social care. 

https://charliewaller.org/ 

NSPLG Animation

The National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) was established to help drive implementation of the Scottish Government’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan (2018), which sets out a target to further reduce the rate of suicide by 20% by 2022 (from a 2017 baseline)  

Find out more about more about what the NSPLG do by watching a short animation. 

https://nsplg.medium.com/introducing-our-new-animation-4e6446f13f18 

Young Minds

Young minds are a leading movement supporting young people to get the mental health support they need, when they need it. 

There are a range of supports on their website which would be of interest to a range of professional working with children and young people. 

https://youngminds.org.uk/