Training and Consultancy

Alison Ebbitt is offering training in the Young Persons’ Scottish Mental Health First Aid module. This training has proven to be of interest to those working in various disciplines with young people aged 11 – 17 years.

Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training: Young People

This training is designed for anyone who is interested in supporting young people (Aged 11-17) with mental health issues.

How is this course organised?

Part 1: You will receive a workbook and an e-learning module prior to the full day course

Part 2: You will participate in a full day’s training course

Part 3: You will complete the e-learning module

You will receive a certificate, a learner’s manual and a DVD

What will you learn on the course?

  • guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • attitudes to mental health issues
  • equalities
  • the recovery message
  • the impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • introduction to suicide intervention
  • listening skills
  • understanding depression
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
  • understanding anxiety
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
  • understanding psychosis
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode


The sessions will be led by Alison Ebbitt of the Family Mediation Practice. Alison is a skilled mediator who has been involved in this new training module since its inception. Alison has many years’ experience as a nurse and as a mental health social worker: she is recognised as a knowledgeable and empathetic trainer in many fields.