About Us

Established in 2000, the Andrew Sims Centre (ASC) has built up an expertise in the design and delivery of all types of learning and development programmes. We provide training for professionals working in mental health or learning disabilities. Our high quality continuing professional development (CPD) courses are for everyone from all disciplines and all stages of their professional development. And all our courses are eligible for CPD hours subject to your peer group approval.

Our Team
  • Sarah WilsonCentre Manager (MatLeave)
  • Sophie Billingsley, Senior Events Officer
  • Sally Flint, Marketing and Events Officer
  • Dawn Newlands, Events Officer
  • Katie FosterEvents Administrator

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.


Here at the Andrew Sims Centre, amongst our psychiatry CPD, we provide regular mental health law training sessions, including Section 12 Refresher and Approved Clinician Refresher courses, Section 12 Induction and Approved Clinician Induction, as well as other clinical workshops and career development CPD.

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