Critical Solutions

Critical Solutions was founded in 2002 as a partnership by Tommy MacKay and Dr (now Professor) Rory O’Connor.

At that time its main focus was to provide training to education and other staff on the subject of suicide and suicide prevention, an area in which Rory O’Connor is an international expert. Training was provided to schools throughout Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, and the work of Critical Solutions supported many education authorities, schools and individual members of staff in formulating their policy and practice in relation to the mental wellbeing of children and young people.

Rory had to leave Critical Solutions when he was appointed as Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling, and since July 2013 he has been Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow.

We have retained Critical Solutions as the training wing of Psychology Consultancy Services. In recent years we have provided training ranging from one to four days in a variety of areas including the following:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (particularly for Educational Psychologists)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Other developmental disorders
  • Eliminatory disorders
  • Literacy interventions and raising educational achievement.

We are different from many training agencies in that we do not train associates to deliver standard training packages. All training is provided direct either by Tommy MacKay or by one or two others who are recognised as having national or international status in their field on the basis of their research, practice and publications.

For that reason, requests to us for training at times exceed our capacity to respond.

For all enquiries please contact us.