The Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) sets out ambitious plans to improve health and care services for people across Devon within a 5 year vision.

Educational Leads across the Devon STP footprint have been meeting collaboratively to discuss the educational needs of the workforce to support these plans and Heath Education England (HEE) have allocated funds through the STP to support educational events to be facilitated across the Peninsula at various sites to support STP priorities.

We are delighted to be able to promote the following event as part of that portfolio of offerings.

Tutors: Cliff Hoyle (BA Hons; MSC- Dist.). Approved Mental Health Professional

Designed for: Front Line Clinical Staff

Learning Outcomes

AM session – Mental Health

  • Bespoke mental health training. Students will identify their learning needs at the start of the session. Training will target these needs as well as offer specific profession led advice.
  • Students will understand the medical model and terminology to better share concerns if making a referral (using the right language)
  • Tips for engagement will be a thread throughout the session
  • Alternative views to the diagnostic model will be understood.
  • Students will leave more confident in addressing those with mental health problems.

PM: session – Complexity in Mental Health

  • Builds on the mental health session from the morning
  • Understanding of personality disorders
  • Better understanding of substance misuse and the implication with mental disorder
  • Consider risk in decision making
  • Discuss discrete populations, eg. LD in context
  • Link with legislative framework which guides practice.
  • Complexity in this this population will be demystified and students will leave more confident in their own skills.

Pre-requisite: It is recommended that staff attending would have already completed Mental Health Awareness Training but this is not a mandatory pre-requisite.

28th January 2020


Board Room – Derriford Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8DH
29th January 2020


Board Room – Derriford Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8DH

This is an external course run by Devon STP & promoted by swastcpd.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply please contact:

Further details and applications to:

Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing