We offer lots of types of training courses here at Healthy Shetland. Here is some information about what each course covers.

If you'd like to find out when our upcoming training courses are, please check our News & Events page.

Mental Health



2 day course

This training aims to help people become more ready, willing and able to intervene with someone who is at immediate risk of suicide.

Participants will learn to:

  • recognise invitations to help
  • reach out and offer support
  • review the risk of suicide
  • apply a suicide intervention model
  • link people with community resources

Dates in 2019 - to be announced

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Mental Health For Managers

2 day course

The training was developed by the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives in partnership with the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health.

It is designed to encourage good practice in promoting positive mental health and well-being.

Learning Objectives

The course is designed to:

  • Give employers and line managers a broad understanding of mental health
  • Identify the key factors that contribute to a mentally healthy workplace
  • Increase awareness of mental health issues in the workplace
  • Raise awareness of the economic impact of positive mental health in the workplace
  • Improve managers’ skills and confidence in dealing with mental health and well-being in the workplace
  • Ensure that managers are aware of their legislative responsibilities in relation to health and well-being

Please enquire to:  


Scotland's Mental Health First Aid

See the programme here.

2 day course

The content of this course is aimed at adults. For more information contact us at

2019 dates - to be announced

All courses run 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Scotland's Mental Health First Aid (Young People)

See the programme here.

Blended learning course:

  • Part 1 - Online/Workbook Self-Study
  • Part 2 - Face to Face
  • Part 3 - Online/Workbook Self-Study

The content of this course is for people who are working with young people. For more information contact Jill on

Self Harm Awareness Training

1 day course.

Topics covered include:

  • What is self harm?
  • Definition and prevalence
  • How do people self harm?
  • How do  we feel?
  • Why do people self harm?
  • Responding to self harm (including local protocols)
  • What do we need?

For more information contact us at

2019 training dates to be announced

All courses run 9.30am - 4.30pm

This course is open to everyone, please get in contact if you would like to book on this course.

Stress Less Session

2 hour session or 2 x 1 hour sessions

Available on request and delivered in your work area or arranged in alternative venue whatever suits your needs.  Sessions are best restricted to a maximum of 12 participants at a time.

This short session was developed by Healthy Working Lives.  It helps to raise awareness of the stress process and why it is important to manage it.  It finishes with some basic techniques for individual stress management.

Learning Objectives:

  • List and demonstrate an understanding of the 4 stages of the pressure/release cycle.
  • Explain the link between pressure and performance at work.
  • Give examples of the physical, psychological and behavioural signs and symptoms of stress.
  • List the 6 key areas of stress at work as identified by the Health and Safety Executive and apply to the work setting.
  • Describe steps an individual can take to prevent and/ or deal with stress.

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Sexual Health and Relationships


Half day training course

Designed to assist people to identify and understand sexual behavior in children and young people.

Topics covered include:

  • Children, young people, sexual behaviours, safeguarding and the law
  • Thinking about values and their impact on decision making
  • Making decisions
  • How to use the online tool
  • Planning how to integrate the tool into daily practice

For further information please contact Health Improvement on


Sexual Health and Relationships Education

This training may be of interest to anyone that works directly with young people.

This is an opportunity to receive multi-agency training, which will familiarise participants with 'SHARE' values and aims, as well as giving participants the opportunity to experience some of the activities from the teaching manual. All participants will receive a copy of the educational resource on completion of the training.

Learning outcomes from the training include:

  • Increase knowledge of the evidence base underpinning the SHARE programme
  • Clarify the SHARE values, rights and responsibilities
  • Raise awareness around what we know about young people, sex and relationships
  • Increase participants confidence in delivery of sexual health messages
  • Have the opportunity to take part in, and practice delivering, SHARE sessions as pairs, small groups and in plenary sessions

For further information please contact Health Improvement on

Walk Leader Training

You don’t need any experience to become a walk leader, just a keen interest in walking and the ability to support others who may just be getting started with walking. 

Before becoming a Walk Leader you have to attend our Walk Leader Training.  This will provide you with all the information you need to get started.    This training is offered 3-4 times a year in Shetland and it includes lots of activities and practical information to help you with your role as a Walk Leader.

If you are interested in becoming a Walk Leader, or would like to find out more about the role and/or the training, please get in-touch with us - 01595 807494 or email 

Other Training

We are able to deliver tailored training on request around the following topics: drugs and alcohol, smoking, nutrition, physical activity, raising health issues, communication support.

We are happy to deliver training to other professionals, school staff, community groups, and everyone else!