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S5W-03899: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 20 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what mental health training is available to (a) police officers, (b) prison officers, (c) criminal justice social workers and (d) third sector workers regarding their work with women offenders.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 8 November 2016

A range of training on mental health, including suicide prevention training, is coordinated by NHS Health Scotland, and is available to a variety of groups including police officers, prison officers, criminal justice social workers and third sector workers regarding their work with women offenders. This includes Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Skills-based Training on Risk Management (STORM) and safeTALK. Further information is available at http://www.smhfa.com/about/index.aspx and http://www.chooselife.net/Training/index.aspx