Building on the foundations (for foundation trainee doctors who are not on a psychiatry rotation) December

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: TBC
Upcoming Time: TBC
Length: 1 Day
Cost: Free

About the course

psychiatry rotation

CPD: equivalent to 6 hours CPD

A 1-day, high fidelity, immersive, simulation based training focusing on mental health.

  • 40% of medical patients in hospital have a psychiatric disorder
  • 40% of GP consultations relate to mental health

No matter where your career takes you, this course will leave you more confident and skilled in assessing and managing those with mental health conditions.


Target Audience:

Any foundation trainee Doctor who does not get a psychiatry rotation.

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Learning Objectives

What you will learn from taking this course:

  • Boost your knowledge on a wide range of mental health presentations
  • Better see how mental and physical health problems overlap and how to deal with the two together
  • Increase your confidence and skill in carrying out risk assessments and mental state examinations
  • Learn how to de-escalate challenging situations more effectively
  • Learn more about psychiatric medication

Course Information

Target audience

FY1, FY2, FY3

Lunch options

Lunch & Refreshments Provided

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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
Assistant Headteacher - London
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.
Teacher - London