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Just Bee is a frontline charity based in the heart of Dundee.  We function as a de facto crisis centre, support hub and community arts service.  

Our services are available to anyone who requires assistance across a wide range of social issues including mental health emergencies, food insecurity, social work and housing issues. We provide a regular program of participatory group activities, one to one support and advocacy, free hot meals, volunteer and employment opportunities and a community cafe.   

Just Bee Productions aim to offer this training framework to community members, third/voluntary sector volunteers and staff living and working in Dundee. 


Links to Frameworks and Guidance

Just Bee Productions considers the following strategies and frameworks when creating their own training framework:

  • Mental Health Improvement and Prevention of Self-Harm & Suicide produced by NHS Education for Scotland and NHS Health Scotland.

  • The Tayside Suicide Prevention Learning & Development framework produced by the local Suicide Prevention Multi-Agency Partnerships.

  • Creating Hope Together: Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2022-2025 produced by the Scottish Government

  • Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 produced by the Scottish Government


For more information contact:

Eventbrite Page:  

Email: Website: 



Defining our Training Levels*

Each level defines the knowledge and skills specific to the person’s role in relation to mental health improvement and the prevention of self-harm or suicide, underpinned by human rights and person-centred values. Each level defines the knowledge and skills, specific to their role that people should have, rather than in relation to their seniority with the organisation or their profession.  

Training Offer/Resource Details

Level 1 – Universal/available to all

Mental Health and Wellbeing Conversation Café 

Mental health affects us all and we should feel able to talk about it, so we are encouraging everyone to join us at one of our conversation cafés for an informal and relaxed chat, where you can find out about the work of Just Bee Productions, connect with others and be part of important conversation about mental health and wellbeing.


Level 2 – Informed Level 

Ask Tell Facilitated Workshops developed by NHS Education for Scotland & Public Health Scotland

A facilitated workshop delivered face-to-face to explore the 3 Ask Tell animations series to look at mental health and wellbeing to explore ways to promote positive wellbeing as well as exploring suicide awareness and provide participants with the knowledge and skills to have compassionate conversations with people who are experiencing mental distress or may be feeling suicidal.


Boundaries Workshop

developed by Just Bee Productions for any community members, volunteers and staff living and
working in Dundee to gain an understanding of personal and professional boundaries and how to maintain them in relation to
their volunteer/staff role.

Level 3 – Skilled Level 

Supporting People in Distress and Crisis developed by NHS Education for Scotland & Public Health Scotland 

This facilitated workshop delivered face-to-face aims to enable participants to:

  • Understand distress, crisis and related risk or protective factors.

  • Recognise when someone may be experiencing distress or crisis.

  • Provide a compassionate and helpful response.

  • Support self-help and problem-solving.

  • Know how and when to access more urgent support for someone.


Suicide Intervention & Prevention Programme (SIPP) & Suicide Safety Plan Training developed by NHS Tayside

This facilitated training delivered face-to-face aims to enable participants to:

  • To recognise a person at risk of suicide.

  • To ask about suicide including the essential listening and questioning skills.

  • An awareness of the impact of attitudes to suicide.

  • An awareness of local suicide prevention services.

  • An awareness of how to develop risk management skills with a person at risk of suicide.

  • How to help someone who may be at risk of suicide or self-harm to create their individual safety plan, using the Suicide? Help! App or template.


Other CPD & Training Available


WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Planning

WRAP is a tool that can aid an individual’s recovery and it’s underpinning principles support the recovery approach.  WRAP is a way of monitoring wellness, times of being less well and times when experiences are uncomfortable and distressing.  It also includes details of how an individual would like others to support them at these different times.


Say Something Dundee

Just Bee Productions is part of the Say Something Dundee steering group which is an exciting partnership project between Funeral Link, Marie Curie, Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action and University of Dundee.  Our aim is to make conversations around death, dying, loss and care easier to initiate through campaigns, workshops, and discussions. 

For more information on upcoming events, check out Facebook @SaySomethingDundee or email


External Provider - Scottish Mental Health First Aid 

Please contact trainer directly for details of upcoming courses: Tina McGuff, SMHFA Trainer, 

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