About Us

The Andrew Sims Centre (ASC) provides training for professionals working in mental health or learning disabilities. Our continuing professional development (CPD) courses are open to anyone working within the field - health and social care, third sector, NHS and private organisations or individuals. Our high quality mental health CPD courses are for everyone from all disciplines and all stages of your professional development. In addition, for registered practitioners these seminars and workshops are accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatry.

Our national audience of delegates is typically made up of psychiatrists, counsellors, mental health and learning disability nurses, care workers, support workers and many more, from both private practices and NHS organisations. We also attract professionals from other areas such as schools and prisons.

Here at the Andrew Sims Centre, amongst our psychiatry CPD, we provide regular mental health law training sessions, including A Mental Health Law Update (Section 12 and Approved Clinician Refresher), Section 12 Induction with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Approved Clinician Induction, as well as other clinical workshops and career development CPD.

Our Team
  • Ruth CookeMarketing and Events Officer
  • Katie FosterAdministrator
  • Chris KeighleyCentre Manager
  • Sarah WilsonProgramme Coordinator

The ASC is able to give you the best value for psychiatry CPD and training because we are a successful self-financing department and not-for-profit organisation. We've provided excellent training and event management for over a decade. We are housed within Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT), so we always have access to up to date advice and subject suggestions from the clinical leads within the trust.

We choose our event venues carefully, taking into account comfort, travel arrangements, accommodation, good food and refreshments, as well as their ability to cater for special requirements. The Andrew Sims Centre also offers you a professional event management service for your own events. We specialise in events for organisations related to healthcare. These national and regional events include festivals, awards ceremonies, conferences and training days. We are happy to discuss any event planning and organisation. For more information about how we can help you with your event, click here.

Our office is in Leeds and most of our CPD events run in venues in Leeds. However, our event management projects take us all over the UK. See our full list of CPD events here. For any further information. Please get in touch.

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