Welcome to the Troubling Behaviours section of the toolkit

What is the Troubling Behaviours section?

It is a resource that provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people's troubling behaviour and promote their mental health and wellbeing.

Who is it for?

This section was designed for anyone working with children and young people (for example: teachers, social workers, foster carers, health workers, school nurses, etc).

Why was it developed?

This section was developed in response to recommendations from the Scottish Needs Assessment Programme (SNAP) report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health (2003). It was designed to help make a difference to children and young people's lives, by giving you tools to respond helpfully when they are troubled.

We hope you will find it useful and we welcome your feedback on how to make it better.

To find the topic you’re interested in, please click on a section from the list on the left or click here to view all Troubling Behaviours topics.




Playfield Institute
NHS Fife
University of Dundee
Barnardo's Scotland
Healthier Scotland