Why train with us?

Why choose The Mind's Well?

In the current financial climate organisations are under pressure to prove that they invest in training that demonstrates "Best value". 
At The Mind's Well we take very seriously your investment in time and resources, for that reason we have formulated the following questions which will help you to compare our educational opportunities to other providers.

Can I demonstrate it is “Best Value”?

Yes. Our training courses have very competitive rates. In addition we operate as a Social Enterprise,

How many delegates in each workshop?

Our open courses are typically attended by twelve people or less. This ensures that participants have an opportunity to learn practising in a relaxed, non-judgemental environment.  For in-house training we require a minimum of 3 and maximum of 40 people.

Can I learn at my own pace?

Yes, the trainer collects information prior to the training in order to tailor each workshop to the participants experience and knowledge. The groups are small and the delivery is designed to accommodate different learning styles.

What relevant knowledge and experience do the trainers have?

Facilitators have more than ten years experience designing and delivering workshops in the field of Mental Health and Wellbeing. The Mind's Well facilitators have developed and delivered training to more than 6,000 people during that time. People who have experienced mental ill-health, addictions and trauma play a key role in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of our courses and workshops.

Who has atended our courses?

Teachers, parents, social workers, counsellors, volunteers, students, nurses, psychologists, admin staff, people affected by self-harm, from some of the following organisations Forth Valley College, Queen Victoria School, Moray Council, Lifelink, Lanarkshire Links, Borders College, Reid Kerr College, Perth and Kinross Council, CHANGES, Glasgow University, West Lothian Council, Eastrenfrewshire Carers Centre, Health in Mind, Edinburgh University, Princess Royal Trust Lanarkshire Carers centre, WEYES, among other.

What is the organisation’s attitude towards participants?

The Mind's Well is a non-for-profit organisation. We strive to make the training available to a wide range of people. We offer concessionary rates and in some circumstances free places.

Delegates´s feedback

How long do our courses last?

The workshops last a day or two. Most training courses available in Scotland only last for half a day. This allows enough time to go through the materials in-depth and to practise the new skills.

"Hugely rewarding and informative course. Excellent balance of information and participation. Directly relevant to participants","I feel quite awed by your knowledge. Just as powerful has been the way you enabled and encouraged our full participation", "Very well delivered course which made it easy to engage and helped develop learning and understanding of self harm"


Our Managing Self-harming Behaviour is BPS Accredited  (British Psychological Society) and it counts 7 hours towards your CPD (Continuous Professional Development).


SQA has approved Mind´s Well as a learning centre.

We have provided in-house training to the following organisations: West Lothian College, City of Edinburgh Council CJT, South Lanarkshire College, Newcastle Council, Gorgie Farm, The SSC a youth club for Scotland, Grassmarket Community Project, Highland Council.

This training complies with guidelines established in NICE guidelines: Long term management of self-harm

For more information about our training courses download our brochure

Contact Us

SQA centre number 3020185

The Mansfield Traquair Centre

15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB




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