Our aim is to support organisations and individual practioners to introduce and implement peer  support, recovery focused and trauma informed practice in their services.  To achieve our aim we offer a range of CPD training opportunities tailored to your organisations needs and budget. 

Mind's Well is a SQA approved learning centre which means that the centre systems, policies and quality standards meet SQA rigorous criteria.


The Scottish Qualifications Authority, or SQA, is a public body sponsored by the Scottish Government responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications.


The SQA does not receive payment for providing accreditation, Instead organisations must complete a rigorous application process which involves scrutiny of quality assurance, tutorial and marking procedures, and many other aspects before earning the right to be known as an SQA Approved Centre.


This means that when you train with Mind's Well, you can be assured that all aspects of our training delivery meet the high standards required under the SQA.


There are approximately 1,470 centres approved to offer SQA qualifications. These include Schools, Colleges and Minds Well.

In our latest annual external verification assessment we passed with flying colours.

I was impressed with the quality of the programme delivery model and methods used."  

External verification report ' 

Our approach is consistent with that set out by NICE guidelines and Scottish Government, based on self-management, empowerment, compassion and respect for the individual.

Mind's Well  Recovery College believe that people from all walks of life should have access to quality learning opportunities in order to improve their mental health and wellbeing and that of those around them. For that reason, we offer free workshops in the community.

Our facilitators have personal experience of mental health issues and addictions. In addition they are hightly qualified and have extensive experience delivering training.

We operate as a social enterprise generating income from our training, workshops, consultancy in order to reach those who are most vulnerable. If you would like support or to attend one of our workshops get in contact on admin@mindswellrc.org

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SQA centre number 3020185

The Mansfield Traquair Centre

15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB




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