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Liaison Mental Health Training

Register your interest for our brand-new, fully-funded liaison mental health training programme.

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We are delighted to be working in partnership with Health Education England and the University of Salford to offer a brand-new, first-of-its-kind training programme for healthcare professionals working in A&E liaison mental health services across the North West and are currently looking for delegates to register their interest in attending.

The fully-funded programme is open to all clinical staff working within liaison mental health services in A&E departments and acute hospitals across Cheshire, South Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside and will be delivered by our Trust and the University of Salford.

The training aims to upskill staff and standardise service delivery to help ensure patients receive the best possible care to meet all their physical and mental health needs. 

Cohorts will be beginning in September 2018, November 2018 and January 2019, and training will be held at the University of Salford at their purpose-built counselling and psychotherapy training facilities, and clinical simulation suite

The course syllabus is currently under development but topics covered will include self-harm, suicide, dementia, psychosis, personality disorder, learning disabilities and substance misuse. The course will involve five days of face-to-face learning and five days of online distance learning. 

Register now to avoid disappointment. Email us at: or call us on 01925 664 400. 

Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible for the training?
To be eligible to join the programme, you must:
  • Work within the North West - Cheshire, South Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Merseyside
  • Work in a clinical role within a mental health liaison service within an acute NHS hospital or A&E department
The training is open to all grades and professions of clinical mental health liaison staff, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and occupational therapists.  

Please note: the training is for mental health liaison staff and is not aimed at A&E or hospital staff employed by acute hospital trusts. 

If you’re not sure if you’re eligible, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at 

How much does the training cost?
The training is fully-funded by Health Education England so there are no costs for NHS staff. 

The only cost you will need to cover is travel expenses to and from the training. All sessions will be held at the University of Salford, just 2km from Manchester city centre. There is a train station on campus (Salford Crescent) with frequent trains to and from Manchester’s Victoria and Piccadilly stations. 

Where will the training be held?
Training will be held at the University of Salford (2km from Manchester city centre), at their purpose-built counselling and psychotherapy training facilities, and clinical simulation suite. 

This suite features rooms designed to look exactly like hospital wards with equipment provided by NHS suppliers and realistic human patient simulators. 

On entering the suite, you immediately become immersed in the hospital environment. Walking on real hospital flooring, passing a busy nurses station, the sounds of telephones ringing and nurse call buzzers creates an atmosphere in keeping with a hospital ward.

When does the training start and how long does it last?
The training will be spread over three courts, beginning on the following dates:
  • September 2018
  • November 2018
  • January 2019
The course will consist of five full-day sessions and five days of online distance learning over a 10-week period. 

The training sessions will take place on week days between 9am and 5pm.

I am a mental health liaison service manager. Can my whole team attend?
Places on the course are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and we have space for 50 delegates per cohort. If you would like your whole team to attend, please email us as soon as possible with the names and designations of all team members. 

It may be possible to spread the attendance of your team members over the three cohorts. Please let us know when you contact us if this is your preference.

What topics will be covered on the course?
The course syllabus is currently under development but we will be exploring a wide range of themes and topics over the five sessions, including: 
  • Psychosis
  • Personality disorder
  • Dementia and delirium
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Learning disabilities
  • Substance misuse
How can I find out more?
If you’re interested in finding out more, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Email us at or call us on 01925 664 400.

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