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Are you interested in delivering Mental Health awareness training for NHS A&E and Urgent Care settings?

The course will provide and increase understanding, confidence and awareness in communication, collaboration, effective management and signposting of people who present to emergency and urgent care units with urgent mental health needs.

Following this course, you will be able to facilitate Mental Health awareness training to colleagues in A&E and urgent care settings, teaching them what to do in the event someone with mental health needs presents in A&E, the questions to ask, responsibility of staff, conducting risk assessments, signposting and referral processes.


Training aim and objectives:

  • Provide a framework and practice guidance in assessing self-harm and risk in the context of personality disorder and ensuring safe management
  • Review practice guidance in assessing for the presence of psychotic symptoms, and assessing physical health problems in those with severe mental illness
  • Provide awareness and information on avoiding ‘diagnostic overshadowing’ that can come with a diagnosis of severe mental illness
  • It will look into key areas e.g. assessing risk of harm to self or others, Mental Health Act (MHA) and Mental Capacity Act (MCA), Deliberate self-harm pathway, Acute psychosis and Mental Health Act assessment


This course is open to colleagues with a clinical background, from Acute settings and Higher Education Institutes, such as:

  • Emergency Department Practice Development Nurses, Mental Health liaison teams and Nurse Matrons
  • Emergency Department Doctors, Nurses, Managers and safe-guarding teams
  • Nurse Educators and Mental Health Professionals
  • GP Trainees, Student Nurses and Medical Students
  • Learning and development leads
  • Universities and HEI’s education leads
  • People with special interests in promoting Mental Health awareness and education in emergency departments

Additional information

  • Following training, you will be expected to deliver a minimum of three training sessions per year at your organisation or across other areas in London
  • You must be an NHS professional working within the London region to attend



For more information, please contact: ellen.nelson@uclpartners.com

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