Glasgow Psychological Service

Putting Psychology into Practice

September 25, 2019
by B. Syme

Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

Educational Psychologists contribute significantly to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Glasgow Psychological Service has been working with partners in NHS GGC Health Improvement and Third Sector organisations to develop a range of resources and guidance for schools and early learning centres. These resources can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant link.










September 18, 2019
by David Patrick

Beyond Nurture

This Article was written by two Depute Principal Psychologists.

Maura is based in Glasgow Psychological Service and Gail is based in North Ayrshire Psychological Service.


Article charts the move in Scotland from Nurture Groups to the whole school approach of Nurturing Approaches and looks at the emerging evidence base of these approaches. It can be read / downloaded here THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURTURE IN EDUCATION

March 12, 2019
by David Patrick

Inspection Highlights

A decade of success in Glasgow schools has received an excellent report card today (Monday 11 March 2019) from Education Scotland for improving learning, raising attainment and achievement across the city and making excellent progress in closing the national poverty related attainment gap.

The report – one of 9 Attainment Challenge Local Authority inspections carried out in Scotland – is a huge accolade for Glasgow’s schools, young people, teachers and school staff and recognition of the commitment, dedication and the ‘relentless drive to reduce the impact of poverty on the outcomes of all children and young people’ in the city.

Education inspectors have highlighted five key strengths – witnessed and evidenced during their time spent in schools speaking to staff, young people and parents:

  • The very strong council-wide vision focused on reducing the impact of poverty on children, families and communities
  • The relentless drive of the Executive Director in improving the educational outcomes of children and young people living in poverty in Glasgow
  • The exceptional progress made in reducing the impact of poverty on educational attainment and achievement of children and young people
  • Outstanding approaches to career-long professional learning and leadership which have strengthened the skills and knowledge of staff and, as a result, improved children’s and young people’s attainment
  • In-built sustainability through capacity building is at the heart of the professional learning approaches undertaken across the city.  Education Services has strongly promoted the importance of long-term sustainability across all aspects of their universal and targeted approaches to permanently reduce the impact of poverty outcomes for children and young people






January 22, 2019
by David Patrick

LGBT Youth Scotland Bronze Chartermark Awarded to GPS

GPS are proud recipients of the LGBT Youth Scotland Bronze Chartermark. This award, achieved in 2018, recognises our commitment to inclusion and equality in every aspect of our work. We ensure that all our staff and anyone we work with feels safe, supported, and included, irrespective of their gender, sexuality, or any other protected characteristic. We continually support and promote diversity for the benefits it brings to us all.


January 18, 2018
by David Patrick

LGBT Scotland Chartermark

GPS are currently embarking on a journey to gain the LGBT Scotland Chartermark. We want to make sure our service is accessible to all and celebrates gender and sexual diversity. Gaining the Chartermark will validate the values we hold of inclusion, equality, diversity and fairness as well as allowing others to see that we value and support our LGBT colleagues, friends, and service users.  We have already held an awareness raising session for all staff, planned goals for ensuring our service is inclusive for transgender people and engaged in training led by LGBT Youth Scotland. Watch this space for further news……

The website to link to is:


Raising awareness and knowledge


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