Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy

Based on the work of Prof Paul Gilbert (OBE) this interactive introductory workshop aims to help you learn more about CFT and understand more about our tricky brains and ways to manage them.

Essentials: Endocrinology and the Mind

The session will cover the common shared problems and conditions between Mental Health Services and Endocrinology

Evening Update: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Update for the Generalist

Autism affects approximately 1% of people in the UK. Amongst patients accessing mental health services this prevalence rises to about 4%. Autism is associated with a wide range of physical health, mental health, and social care issues, so it is essential that all health and social care practitioners have a good working knowledge of autism. This course will provide you with a refresher about autism basics, a timely update on the latest developments in autism, and hints and tips for working with autistic service users.

Autism Training Day for Psychiatrists

Autistic people make up at least 1 in 100 people in the UK. Autism is lifelong so autistic people will present to services at all ages. About a third of autistic people will also have learning disability, and well over half will have co-occurring mental health problems. It’s therefore essential that all psychiatrists in all specialties have a good working knowledge of autism

Essentials: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

CFS/ME is a condition which harbours more opinions than facts. Misunderstandings about the condition continue to prevent patients from being able to access appropriate care. The NICE guidelines of 2007 are in the process of being revised. Research is leading to advancements in our understanding of the mechanisms which underlay the symptoms of CFS/ME and may also give clues to the causes of fatigue in other conditions

Evening Update: Antipsychotics Key Issues in Safety and Tolerability

It is well known that people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia have poorer physical health outcomes than the general population. Antipsychotics have important effects on some of these parameters such as weight, blood glucose and lipids.

Why choose us?

The Andrew Sims Centre, part of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is a UK provider of continuing professional development (CPD) events. Our courses are for all medical and healthcare professionals working in mental health and learning disabilities services throughout the country.

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