Training case studies

NHS Health Scotland worked together with a number of local areas and organisations to test out some innovative ways of achieving learning. The results of these pilots are seen below along with some of innovative work that was already happening in local areas. These exemplars can be used in planning learning activities and are discussed further in the workforce development strategic approach.

The extracting the mental health improvement messages from existing courses case study highlights the importance of mental wellbeing messages in delivering the Health Issues in the Community Training Pack, which resulted in improved understanding and confidence.

The learning by example case study examines the learning of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers (PRTC) from the work of Ayrshire and Arran NHS Trust, who developed a Managing Your Wellbeing pack. The PRTC held a pilot training day for their staff, who support young carers.

The involving people in planning as a route to changing their behaviours case study outlines the Equally Well Community Wellbeing test-site in Dundee, which is making a lasting positive impact in the mental health of a community in Stobswell, Dundee.

The local framework to develop psychologically-minded practice case study is about a working group in Inverclyde who were aiming to as Dr Chin Li says 'encourages sustainable improvement in psychologically minded practice, while not adding on a layers of training. We wanted to identify the core skills people already have, and how existing in-service training courses could strengthen such practice'.

The performance management case study describes the use of Covalent to produce statistics about progress in 15 mental health indicators by Ayrshire and Arran NHS Trust. Ths illustrates a clear link between learning activities and outcomes and then effectively measures the achievement of these outcomes.

The Mental health Improvement Network in Greater Glasgow and Clyde developed the idea for the 'stepped approach' to help staff access the right training, the final case study.