Enhanced level resources

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


The 'Enhanced Level' focuses on the knowledge and skills required by staff working in health and social care, and wider public services, who have regular and intense contact with people experiencing mental distress, mental ill health, and may be at risk of self-harm or suicide, and whose job role means they can provide direct interventions. The knowledge and skills requred at this level become increasingly role and context specific which means educaiton to support practitioners is too.  The knowledge and skills framework can help you to identify any learning or development needs within the context of your role/environment. 

Enhanced level Master Classes


During autumn/winter 2021 and spring 2022 we will run a series of master classes via MS Teams to support workforce learning and development at the Enhanced and Specialist levels of the mental health improvement and prevention of self-harm and suicide Knowledge and Skills Framework.  

So far, the topics we are planning to cover include; 

  • Scottish Data and Statistics - National Confidential Inquiry  
  • Motivation to Complete Suicide 
  • Postvention support 
  • Recovery 

Details will be posted on this page and via twitter as soon as dates/times are confirmed @NESnmaph @NES_Psychology @P_H_S_Official 

If you have suggestions for other master classes that you would find useful about mental health improvement and prevention of self-harm and suicide please email us on Psychology@nes.scot.nhs.uk   We can’t promise we can cover all suggestions, but it will certainly inform our thinking and planning for future events/sessions.  

The master classes are intended for people whose work role requires them to further develop skills and knowledge at the enhanced and specialist level of the mental health improvement and prevention of self-harm and suicide framework. For resources at the informed and skilled level see our other pages on this site Mental health improvement, and prevention of self-harm and suicide | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot) 

Masterclass #1 - 24th November 2021 - Professor Louis Appleby



Masterclass #2 - 14th December 2021 - Professor Rory O'Connor



Masterclass #3 - TBC - Sharon McDonnell

"Bereavement by Suicide Masterclass"



To be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances

Masterclass #4 - 16th March 2022 - Louis Christie

Resource Repository

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.  



Autistica are a UK National Autism Research Charity who focus on giving autistic people the opportunity to live long, happy, healthy lives. 


Supporting autistic children and young people through crisis

This resource has been developed to support those working in mental health and crisis services to support young autistic people experiencing mental 
health crisis.



National Autistic Society 
Self-harm and Autism-a guide for professionals 

If you work with autistic people and are concerned that someone you support is self-harming, this guide explains signs to look out for and how to seek help. For medical and mental health professionals, treatment options are explored.