About Us

The Andrew Sims Centre (ASC) is part of the Learning and People Development Team within Leeds and York Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust. Over the last thirteen years the ASC has built its reputation as a leading provider of continuing professional development (CPD) events for mental health and learning disability professionals. The ASC programme focusses on evidence-based clinical and therapeutic practices for a national multidisciplinary audience. The ASC also provides an event management service and design and delivery of bespoke training tailored to your needs.

Our Mission

The Andrew Sims Centre strives for excellence in the provision of continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for mental health and learning disability care professionals. Our mission is to deliver innovative and cost effective learning programmes to support the development of skills, knowledge and values relevant to delivering healthcare today.

Our Team

  • Jo Third, Centre Manager
  • Katie Foster, Administrator
  • Sarah Wilson, Programme Coordinator
  • Chris Keighley, Senior Events Coordinator
  • Ruth Cooke, Marketing and Events Officer

Work With Us

The Andrew Sims Centre has worked closely in partnership with public, private and third sector organisations since its inauguration in 2000 and is committed to collaborative working. If you have a specialist interest or a course or conference in mind that you would like to work with us to organise, would like us to design and deliver your bespoke training or CPD, or have an event you would like us to manage, please visit our 'Working In Partnership' page for more information or contact Chris at chris.keighley@nhs.net  for an informal discussion and a no obligation quote.

Who is Andrew Sims?

The centre is named after Professor Andrew Sims; a former dean (1987-90) and president (1990-93) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' and its first director of CPD (continuing professional development), from 1993-97. He worked as a consultant psychiatrist for Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching NHS Trust (now Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust). Amongst his many achievements, he was instrumental in establishing Tuke House as a community unit for the treatment of neurosis, developed the specialist PTSD service and was heavily involved in the development of the Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders.

Need help?

For more information about our events please contact us.

Contact Us

Join our mailing list

For event updates and more information about our services join our mailing list.

Join Today!

Latest Tweets

Join us