Scotland: Staff to receive psychological trauma training

06 September 2019

More than 5000 workers are to be trained in recognising and dealing with psychological trauma, in a UK first.

The Scottish Psychological Trauma Training Plan announced by the Scottish Government will benefit staff including nurses, police and social workers.

Scotland’s cabinet secretary for health Jeane Freeman said abuse, neglect and other trauma ‘can have a devastating and long-lasting impact upon people’s lives’.

She added: ‘We want to see all frontline services become more informed and responsive to trauma – our plan looks to equip workers with the training to support people affected.’

The plan, developed by NHS Education for Scotland, follows the Scottish Government’s £1.35m National Trauma Training Programme, established last year.

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