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Welcome to the NES CAMHS Turas Landing page.

This page aims to link you to the CAMHS resources available on TURAS, and also other relevant TURAS pages.

Some of the resources listed on this page will require you to be logged into TURAS to access them. Anyone is able to make a TURAS account.

Other resources require specific permissions, or application to a programme. If you are having any difficulties, please contact the main psychology mail box on


This page is currently under development, and we will continue to update it.


We are involved in many strands of work to support NHS Boards in improving the care they offer to the children, young people and families attending CAMH services in Scotland. 

This includes the commissioning, developing and delivery of a range of evidence-based resources from online training modules through to funding places on therapy training courses for existing staff. 

CAMHS Competence Framework

Two frameworks underpin our work


For everyone working with children and young people, we hope this framework provides a common language and shared understanding of the mental health and wellbeing needs of children and how this links with staff learning and development. The framework sets out the different levels of knowledge and skills required by members of the Scottish workforce to promote positive wellbeing and good mental health for children and young people. It is part of our wider work to improve the mental health care for children and young people.

The CAMHS competence framework is an online tool to help clinicians with self reflection, supervision, training, research and clinical governance activities. It draws on research outlined in NICE, SIGN and 'the MATRIX'.

CAMHS learning co-ordinators (CLCs)

To support the development of training and supervision in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, NES has developed a network of CAMHS Learning Coordinators (CLCs). Each health board has a CLC who has a role in promoting, co-ordinating and developing training and supervision for existing and new staff. The network meets three times a year, and there is frequent contact with between NES and CLCs.

Although detail varies according to local circumstances their functions include:

  • Liaison with NES
  • Training needs assessment for services
  • Co-ordination of training resources

To find out who your CLC for your Board is, please get in touch at

Essential CAMHS

Essential CAMHS is the NES learning programme for all professionals new to working in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). The programme aims to support professionals in the transition to working collaboratively, safely and effectively with children, young people and their families. Further details are available on the dedicated Essential CAMHS TURAS page.

One year development plan (1YDP)

The one year development plan (1YDP) uses a blended learning approach of e modules and skills workshops, to support the transition into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) of clinicians whose core professional training does not provide extensive CAMHS experience. Using the network of CAMHS learning co-ordinators we recruit a cohort of learners twice a year.

Learners attend a half-day induction day, during which they meet their cohort, have an orientation to the programme, receive a session on self-care and are also introduced to the wider range of NES trainings available that might be relevant to their personal learning requirements. In addition to being supported by a local supervisor to complete both Essential CAMHS Foundation and Specialist Learning programmes with the associated learning portfolios, learners attend 9 days of workshops. These NES delivered workshops focus on skills development in the following areas:


For further information, please contact your local CAMHS Learning Co-ordinator.



In line with the Roth and Pilling (2008) Supervision Competences, it is recognised that in order to deliver supervision in some modalities, including CBT, additional knowledge and skills are required. To support the delivery of CBT and CBT training within CAMHS, we offer a specialist supervision training. These blended, NES-run courses are advertised CAMHS Learning Coordinators.

NES Psychology offers a wide range of supervision trainings including Generic supervision competences for psychological intervention and therapies (GSC). Further information of the range of supervision training available  on TURAS - Supervision of psychological interventions and therapies

NES NMAHP (Nursing, midwidery and allied health professions) have a series of 4 modules on clinical supervision available on TURAS - Clinical supervison

NES CAMHS cognitive behavioural therapy

NES offers funded training places for CAMHS clinicians in:

  • Certificate level training in CBT for children and young People: Year-long certificate training in CBT through University of Edinburgh, training clinicians to deliver low-intensity CBT for anxiety and depression under clinical supervision.
  • Diploma level training in CBT for children and young People: Clinicians have the opportunity to develop their practice beyond certificate level training in CBT for children and young people to enable them to provide high-intensity CBT interventions to children and young people who may present with a range of difficulties.
  • Trauma focused CBT: A skills focused training offered to experienced CAMHS clinicians with a minimum of Diploma Level CBT qualification with supervised practice.
  • CBT for Eating Disorders (CBT-ED): A skills focused training offered to experienced CAMHS clinicians with a minimum of Diploma Level CBT qualification with previous experience of delivering CBT in supervised practice to a variety of different client groups typically seen within CAMHS.

Nominations for all these programmes are managed through health board CAMHS learning co-ordinators. 

CBT informed interventions 

Through a network of trainers within CAMHS services NES supports the training of CAMHS clinicians in the following interventions.


Brief Behavioural Activation for Adolescent Depression

Find out more about this on Turas Brief BA

For those that have been trained to deliver Brief BA training, a trainers page is available on Turas - Brief BA Trainer Resources

Coaches and trainers are encouraged to join the Brief BA coaches and trainers MS teams channel where we post further details about meetings, and opportunities to discuss Brief BA. If you aren’t a member of the channel, please contact to be added.

For clinicians trained to deliver Brief BA, a practitioners page is available on Turas - CYP Practitioners - Brief behavioural activation for adolescent depression. There is a brief approval process  to request access to this page.  Please note, that it might take a few days for access requests to be approved.

Let's introduce anxiety management (LIAM)

Find our more about LIAM on Turas - LIAM

If you are interested in the above training, please contact your CAMHS learning co-ordinator in the first instance.

Training in these interventions are also available to the early intervention workforce through TIPS-EIC

NES CAMHS Trauma Training

We contribute to the range of training that offered by NES psychology for people to develop their skills in relation to working with children and young people who have experienced trauma.  Find out more information on Turas - National trauma training programme

Of particular relevance to the CAMHS workforce is:

Sowing seeds animation: An animation designed for everyone who works with children and young people. It aims to support people to understand the impact of trauma and to know how to adapt the way they work to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people affected by trauma.

Developing your trauma skilled practice: A suite of skilled level e-learning modules available on TURAS. Module 1 provides the foundation, and module 2 builds on this and is designed for anyone working with children and young people who may have been affected by traumatic events.



CAMHS: Introduction to working with children and young people who have experienced trauma

 This 2-day training offering introduction to trauma, its developmental impact and presentations, how it can be integrated into formulations and how services can be trauma informed. The training will introduce opportunities for further consideration of skills necessary for psychoeducation about trauma and skills practice of safety and stabilisation strategies. This training covers similar knowledge and skills to the adult safety and stabilisation training. This training is available through the 1 year development plan or through a network of trainers within local CAMHS services.

There is an MS Team Channel for trainers in CAMHS Intro to trauma. If you wish to join the channel, please contact NES psychology at



Trauma focused CBT

This is described above in NES CAMHS cognitive behavioural therapy.

The full range of current trainings are described here:


Children and young people - NES trauma resources

CAMHS long training courses

Certificate and diploma level training in CBT for children and young people

See section above on Cognitive behavioural informed interventions.

Family therapy training

NES support Family Therapy training for CAMHS clinicians across Scotland. The following training opportunities are available:

  • Foundation level training
  • Intermediate level training
  • Masters level training

Find more information on the family therapy training network website. Any enquiries about this training should be directed to your CAMHS learning coordinator.

NES interpersonal psychotherapy supervised practice

More information on this course can be found on the University of Edinburgh website.

Family based treatment (FBT) supervision for eating disorders

The FBT training pathway consists of 3 levels with each level being completed prior to moving to the next.

  • Introductory level: 1.5 days face to face group training delivered by The Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (train2treat4ed).
  • Certified practitioner level: 25 hours of Family Based Treatment 1:1 supervision from an FBT supervisor who is a train2treat4ed registered faculty member or Scottish FBT supervisor who is an adjunct train2treat4ed faculty member.
  • Supervisor level training: 25 hours of Family Based Treatment 1:1 supervision from an FBT supervisor who is a train2treat4ed registered faculty member.

Further information is available by contacting your CAMHS learning co-ordinator.

Self Harm and Suicide Prevention

The Mental Health Improvement and Prevention of Self Harm and Suicide workstream have a range of highly relevant resources: At the informed level these include animation focusing on children and young people’s mental health and an elearning module. At the skilled level there are a range of learning bytes. Learning bytes 3 and 4 include children and young people specific examples.

Autism and neurodiversity across the lifespan

This TURAS - Autism and nuerodiversity across the lifespan  provides resources and training for autism and neurodiversity, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD. Within the section on the section on Recognition, assessment, diagnosis and individual formulation, there is extensive information about ADOS-2 assessment, and details of how to access webinars on Neurodevelopmental Assessment, understanding ADHD in Girls and Women, and Assessing ADHD in CYP.


Working with children and young people with eating disorders

There are a range of training and resources to support clinicians working with children and young people with eating disorders.