Training Opportunities

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Training Prospectus 2017/2018

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Who can attend Estia training? 

Staff who support adults with learning (intellectual) disabilities (in residential services, supported living, outreach or as a Personal Assistant) can attend the training. Training is free of charge for not-for-profit and Charity run organisations and personal assistants working within the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. If you work for a private (profit making) organisation, an organisation outside of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham or NHS Trust the training cost is £200.00 per person for a 2 day workshop,  £100.00 per person for a 1 day workshop or £50.00 per person for a half day workshop.

Payment link for our workshops

Please contact or 020 3228 9742 if you require more information regarding training and/or costs.

Who develops and delivers the training?

Training is coordinated by the Senior Training Officer who delivers the programme in collaboration with clinicians, service users and academics from local specialist services;

  • Mental Health Learning Disabilities Team, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM)
  • Community Learning Disability Services, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Trust
  • Service Users

Bespoke Training

The Estia Centre are also able to develop and deliver bespoke training related to the specialist mental health needs of people with intellectual disabilities to meet your specific organisational requirements. This can be delivered in-house or at one of our training venues. Please contact Karina Marshall-Tate on 020 3228 9742 or with details of your requirements for a cost quote.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

The Estia Centre does not offer full training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), although some training in specific interventions may be provided by the MHLD clinical teams as part of individual work with service users.

We are unable to recommend or endorse any other PBS training providers; however we suggest that if you are looking for information about PBS that you consult the British Institute of Learning Disabilities Centre for Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support at


Maudsley Simulation Training  for NHS Clinicians

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. Since 2014 working as part of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, we have successfully developed a range of new simulation training courses which you can browse their website for more information. 

Estia and Maudsley Simulation collaborated with the Baked Bean Theatre Company to co-produce training about meeting the health needs of people with a learning disability. 

The Estia Centre has also consulted with Maudsley Simulation and SHRINE to develop simulation training ‘How to start a difficult conversation’ about meeting the sexual health needs of vulnerable populations – those with mental illness, substance misuse or intellectual disability                                                                                                                                           


Mini PAS-ADD & ChA-PAS for Mental Health Assessment of People with Intellectual Disability 

7 & 8 March 2018 , 09.30 a.m. - 16.30 p.m.

For further information please see payment link 




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