Training Programmes

Research and training has always led to better treatments and services to help people experiencing mental health problems. We are a market leader renowned for our ground-breaking research and the bespoke training programmes we offer to help other healthcare providers improve the services they offer.

Our training programmes provide a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skills and awareness of mental health practitioners in the assessment of clinical risk and the development of recovery focused mental health care.

Our primary goal is to ensure that, through our expertise, we enable other health care practitioners to offer the highest quality of care to their patients.

Clinical Risk Management

Our training programmes provide a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skills and awareness of mental health practitioners in the assessment of clinical risk and the development of recovery focused mental health care.

  • Referrals
  • Guide for professionals
  • SPA
  • MHF
  • Training 

Our primary goal is to ensure that, through our expertise, we enable other health care practitioners to offer the highest quality of care to their patients. 

Our team based training sets out to enhance the knowledge, skills and awareness of mental health practitioners in the assessment and management of clinical risk. We investigate the elements involved in risk assessment and the development of risk management.

Our training also provides foundation training in completing clinical risk assessment and the development of a risk management strategy.

The programme will enable practitioners to:

  • Understand of the definition of risk and the key guiding principles of effective clinical risk assessment and management
  • Understanding the conflicting issues related to the assessment and management of risk
  • Identify different types of clinical risk
  • Give consideration for local and national guidelines in relation to clinical risk
  • Understand of the importance of communication and collaborative working in the process of assessing and managing clinical
  • An understanding of who is responsible for clinical risk assessment and management with regard to individual service users and others, not only for their effective risk management, but also for keeping up to date records that are accurate and clear

Dementia

We have developed a two-stage training programme for GPs.

Developed by industry renowned clinicians within our Trust, the first stage offers a comprehensive e-learning training resource that covers all aspects of dementia care, from pre-diagnosis to after care. The second stage offers bespoke training sessions for specific groups of GPs.

Dual Diagnosis

We work in partnership with partners across Kent and Medway to help those who need advice and information in relation to drugs and alcohol.

There is a free e-learning training resource developed for practitioners, service users and the public for Dual Diagnosis: 

Safeguarding

The training we provide will help attendees develop their skills in communication with clients where there are concerns about safeguarding.

The programme will raise awareness of Adult Protection issues in line with KMPT’s multi agency policy, protocols and guidance. It is also designed to raise awareness of staff responsibility to report any suspected abuse.

The programme will enable practitioners to:

  • Identify main signs and symptoms of the six types of adult abuse
  • Identify the appropriate procedures should abuse be suspected
  • Highlight the practices that help to minimize or prevent abuse

Suicide prevention

Our training provides mental health practitioners with knowledge and skills based training in suicide prevention. The training is designed to improve knowledge, skills and competency of mental health professionals in recognition, assessment and management of risk of suicide. Our training is delivered in accordance with National, local and trust strategic plans for suicide prevention.

The programme will enable practitioners to:

  • Understand the key strategic aims within National, local and trust suicide prevention strategy
  • Be aware of the importance of learning from experience including learning from national and local enquiries
  • Understand the key responsibilities and management strategies for those that are assessed to have an imminent risk of suicide
  • Be aware of clinical and related risk reduction activities that lead to a reduction in suicide
  • Have an opportunity to explore the skills and knowledge needed within their specific patient groups