We exist to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing through professional training, CPD and the provision of counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland

Our impact

1 in 3

people each year in Scotland are affected by mental illness


students currently in training with HDS 

Only 1

HDS are the only training school in Scotland for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists


Human Development Scotland (HDS) offers a range of professional and academic training courses, short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.


Author: Lawrence Sum

Latest news

  • Enrol for our postgraduate training

    We offer postgraduate training courses for professionals working particularly in the NHS, social services, education, private practice and voluntary sector. Read more

Latest events

  • Conference on adolescence and depression

    This one-day conference will provide a psychoanalytic overview of adolescence and depression and give an insight into how we work with adolescents and their parents and carers. Read more