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Edward Mountain MSP calls for more clarity on Mental Health First Aid Training rollout in schools

I welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to provide mental health first aid training to teachers, but I believe they need to go further than that.

Mental health first aid training should be made available to all school staff. 

The Cabinet Secretary stated today that training will be available for ‘key staff’, but what does that mean exactly?

There is no firm commitment to offer training to teaching assistants or additional support needs staff. School staff across Scotland need more clarity than this.

VIDEO OF MY QUESTION TO THE EDUCATION SECRETARY ON MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING IN SCHOOLS.

Ashley Atkins