Online blended learning course

Maudsley Mental Health Simulation Development Toolkit – September

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 21/09/2020
Upcoming Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Length: 1 Day
Cost: Free
Equivalent to 6 CPD hours

About the course

Mental Health Simulation Development

Simulation Based Education (SBE) has a recognised potential to enhance training, support workforce development and promote recruitment and retention in psychiatry and mental health. Many mental health trusts across the country engage with this innovative training modality, facing similar questions on how to run SBE for mental health.

This one-day course runs through the essential building blocks to set up and run a mental health simulation centre from theory to practice. It provides critical insights into key aspects of SBE such as alignment of course design with learning objectives, technical setup, actor faculty, practical issues running simulation training including some necessary adaptation for digital delivery, centre management, evaluation and quality assurance.

The course offers an opportunity for participants to meet a group of like-minded professionals sharing an interest in developing innovative training in mental health, to make personal contact with an established mental health simulation faculty, and to explore how this experience can support their local educational requirements.

In line with HEE London’s interest in supporting Mental Health trusts to develop their practice and capacity around SBE, this course is open to all clinicians, educators, technicians and managers from these organisations wanting to develop or enhance their local SBE programme.

Target Audience

This course is free for all staff involved in SBE working in NHS Mental Health Trusts in London. Please note your application will be declined if you are not part of these organisations.

If you are interested in developing facilitation skills for simulation debrief, there is a separate course you may want to consider: Maudsley Debrief Skills for Mental Health Simulation – two-day course.


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Learning Objectives

By attending the course, participants will gain:

  • an increased understanding of the different components required to deliver a successful SBE programme
  • an understanding of the technical requirements to create high-fidelity mental health scenarios
  • a direct insight into the functioning of a simulation centre dedicated to mental health
  • an opportunity to reflect with others and Maudsley Simulation experts how to use SBE to meet local educational requirements

Course Information

Length & Time
This course will be taking place online.
1 day

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