Maudsley Simulation is the UK’s first simulation training centre focusing on mental health with the aim of improving services for all who are affected or impacted by mental health issues.
The vision of the programme is to create the world’s leading mental health simulation centre of excellence. The programme is pioneering the use of simulation techniques to support both training and education to equip the widest possible audience with enhanced skills and knowledge in mental health and delivery of mental health care. The programme seeks to lead innovation, develop new courses, evaluate their value, and disseminate the findings widely.
With support from and in collaboration with Health Education England, Maudsley Simulation has designed and developed over 35 mental health simulation training courses. The courses are fully interprofessional and are designed with a wide variety of settings in mind. Many of the courses address “Mind Body” educational needs, including the Mental Health Crisis in the Emergency Department (PsychED) and Simulation Workshop At the Mental-Physical Interface (SWAMPI) courses, which are designed for those working across acute and mental healthcare to help manage patients with co-morbidities. Training is also provided to those working in a range of healthcare and other roles, and courses have been developed for core trainees, nursing staff, police, paramedics, psychologists and many more.
Simulation training can be conducted in a range of settings. The simulation centre at Lambeth Hospital is fully equipped with video and audio equipment to create an immersive learning experience. Training outside the centre can be conducted spaces such as the emergency department, in-patient ward and community teams.
Further information on courses and contact details can be found at www.maudsleysimulation.com.