Develop your mind and body skills

Take part in a range of upcoming training sessions on physical and mental health needs in acute and mental healthcare.

Group with CogsEach course is free to all clinical staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts and aims to equip medical, psychiatry, nursing, and therapies staff with clinical skills to help manage both the physical and psychosocial needs of patients.

Mind and body clinical skills course

The course will meet the following learning objectives using role-play, interprofessional group work, and didactic teaching to follow two patient journeys through the acute and psychiatric healthcare systems:

  • Understand how mind and body interact, and the needs of people experiencing long term conditions and mental health problems
  • Improve skills in managing challenging clinical situations involving interacting physical and psychosocial needs
  • Understanding the professions, services, and pathways available to people with physical and psychosocial needs
  • Improve collaborative working across trust boundaries
  • Improve skills to take care of ourselves in highly stressful situations.

The course will be held on Friday 17 November, 9am -5pm (lunch provided) at The Anatomy Museum, King’s College Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS.

Email eliza.hinchliffe@slam.nhs.uk to register.

Mental health skills for non-mental health professionals

The Integrating Mental and Physical healthcare: Research, Training and Services (IMPARTS) programme is offering a five day course on mental health skills for non-mental health professionals.

The aim of the course is it to equip healthcare staff with key clinical skills in assessment and treatment of common mental health problems. The next course is scheduled to start on Tuesday 7 November 2017.

  • Tuesday 7 November - The anxious/depressed patient
  • Tuesday 14 November - The confused/agitated patient
  • Tuesday 21 November - Managing conflict
  • Tuesday 28 November - The patient with medically unexplained symptoms
  • Tuesday 5 December - The substance misusing patient

Contact Dr Lauren Rayner: Lauren.Rayner@kcl.ac.uk for more information.

Improving public health through mind and body care

IMPARTS seminar outlining the benefits of integrating mental and physical healthcare.

The seminar is part of a series of termly half-day IMPARTS seminars, addressing some of the current research and clinical work happening within King’s Health Partners. The seminars focus on the physical/mental health interface and are designed for students, researchers and clinicians.

The first seminar will be held on Thursday 23 November at 14.00-17.30 at Denmark Hill, followed by a drinks reception.

Register your interest for this seminar on the King’s College London website.

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