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Psychology offers a scientific basis for understanding and practical methods for influencing how people think, feel and behave which can be applied to physical and mental health and wellbeing

Recent years have seen an unparalleled demand for increased access to Applied Psychology and Psychological Therapies, a demand from both patients and service users and professionals which has arisen due to the ever increasing evidence base for psychological interventions.

Alongside Clinical Psychologists, psychological care is delivered by a range of disciplines including nursing, medicine and allied health professions.

NES has two major areas of responsibility:

  • Training of psychologists for NHS Scotland
  • Upskilling the existing multi-professional workforce in psychological care

For more information on these, and other NES Psychology workstreams, please visit a section to the right.