Skills development: Mental health for lawyers

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University of Edinburgh

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Mental health awareness training - free of charge, open to all, and tailored to those in frontline legal services.

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This event is now full. We will be running a further session in future. If you wish to be notified when details are confirmed, please email treasurer@scolag.org.

This session aims to develop an awareness of mental health problems, including the causes, symptoms, and support options. It will focus on practical knowledge and skills to allow participants to work more effectively with clients experiencing a range of mental health problems - such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts.

Location: Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

Timing: Registration with tea and coffee from 09:00, with the event commencing at 09:30.

Trainer Alison Ebbitt is a social worker, mental health officer, and mediator. She is a highly experienced trainer in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), including as a national trainer for NHS Scotland’s MHFA programme. She is also a tutor in law at Edinburgh and Strathclyde.

This event is generously supported by Arnot Manderson Advocates, a leading Stable at the Scottish Bar. They are the largest full service Stable offering excellence in all aspects of Scots Law. To find out more, visit www.amadvocates.co.uk.

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The Scottish Legal Action Group recognises that access to justice requires much more than law reform. It is important that members of the public interacting with the legal profession be treated with respect and understanding. We are therefore developing a CPD programme to allow those in the legal professions to gain the skills needed to provide a service which is accessible to all sectors of our communities. Topics planned include working with clients with learning disabilities, understanding drug and alcohol use, and effective cross-cultural communication.

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