Dundee City Council are the local authority responsible for Scotland 4th largest city.


The Council were aware of mental health in social work and social care is an often neglected area. Social work is a highly emotionally demanding job and the Council were keen to ensure they had adequate capability in place to support their staff.

We were asked to put together a programme for Social Work Managers and Supervisors, with the aim of increasing their awareness of, and capacity to deal with, mental health issues that can occur in the workplace.


We created a bespoke one-day training programme to be delivered in-house. We focused on practical examples and techniques that could be put in to practice immediately. The programme was so successful that it was adapted into a half day format and extended beyond senior staff, to all social work and social care practitioners. In total, over 1000 participants benefited from attending the programme.

“Tony took the needs of the department and produced an excellent training that fully briefed staff with management responsibilities in key aspects of mental health, stress in the workplace and staff support mechanisms”

Katrina Finnan, Senior Officer: Strategy, Performance and Support

  • Carolyn Stenhouse

    An inspirational trainer and a first class consultant, Tony is stunning in his ability to cut to the chase, see it and say it as it is and bring people with him on that journey…

    Carolyn Stenhouse
  • Peter McIntyre

    Confident, thorough and professional, Tony has an understanding of people that gets the best out of his audience.

    Peter McIntyre Equality Manager, NHS National Services Scotland
  • Debbie Booth

    Responsive, insightful and expert, Tony’s knowledge of mental health, equality and diversity, and their relationship to our workforce… is second to none.

    Debbie Booth Senior Officer, Dundee City Council
  • Sandra Caldwell

    Affable and highly professional, from our first informal chats to ascertain exactly what we required, Tony delivered a session that perfectly met our needs!

    Sandra Caldwell Equality Officer, NHS (Northern Ireland)
  • Lara Moir

    Tony's approach combines enormous personal warmth with professionalism and a thorough, experience-based knowledge... If you want your training to have an impact, I would recommend him...

    Lara Moir Chief Executive, Craigowl Communities
  • Alister Reid

    Tony worked to a tight deadline… to produce an Evaluation of one of our services. His ability to extract relevant information from individuals and groups is second to none…

    Alister Reid Online Training and Social Media Coordinator, Carers Link East Dunbartonshire

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