Perinatal Psychiatry Masterclass Programmes

Our new online training programmes for Perinatal Psychiatrists are designed to support the development and expansion of specialist perinatal mental health services.

Health Education England are funding a range of online masterclasses for consultants, SAS doctors and trainees. These will support Perinatal Mental Health Services in England, the NHS Long Term Plan and the commitment to improving access and quality of perinatal mental health care.

The online courses are free to attend and available to new consultants, SAS doctors and trainees. A limited number of places are available on each programme.

For general enquiries, please email perinatal.masterclasses@rcpsych.ac.uk

Find out more about each programme, the eligibility criteria and how to apply below:

    Who can attend: 

    - Consultants who are working in NHS England perinatal mental health teams and who have not been through a previous masterclass programme

    - Psychiatrists who have taken up consultant perinatal psychiatrist posts in the last 1-2 years or who are about to take up new consultant posts in perinatal psychiatry by October 2020.

    - Individuals who meet these criteria and who have not had formal training in perinatal psychiatry (e.g. 1 year at ST4-6) will be given priority as will those working in areas of need (i.e. areas where new services are developing where there are no training opportunities available).

    What's involved: 10 days of online classes - you must be available to attend all online classes; background reading; case discussions, and small group work. 

    Course content: service development, prescribing, safeguarding, infant mental health, forensic and legal issues in the perinatal period, personality dysfunction, lived experience and psychological therapies. 

    Courses are facilitated by leaders and experts in the field, from psychiatry, psychology, obstetrics and lived experience.

    Course dates: 11 September; 8 October; 2 November; 3 November; 3 December 2020; 11 January; 11 February; 12 February; 15 March; 22 April 2021.

    Courses start at 9.15am and finish at 4.30pm.

     

    How to apply: 

    Please email the following to perinatal.masterclasses@rcpsych.ac.uk

    - Curriculum vitae

    - A personal statement setting out why you should be offered a place

    - Confirmation that you will attend all the classes

    - Evidence from your employing Trust to release you for the training

     

    - Reference code MCNC

     

    Closing date for applications now extended to 14 July 2020.

    Who can attend: Consultants in Perinatal Psychiatry who have previously attended one of our 10-day masterclass programmes.

    What's involved: 5 days of online classes - you must be available to attend all online classes; background reading; case discussions, and small group work. 

    Course content: eating disorders within the perinatal period, ADHD, ASD, working with women, their partners and families, compassionate leadership, pregnancy loss and PTSD, issues around fertility, implications for PMH teams related to extending service access to two years postnatally.

    Courses are facilitated by leaders and experts in the field, from psychiatry, psychology, obstetrics and lived experience.

    Course dates: 28 September; 29 September; 15 October; 26 November; 27 November 2020. 

    Courses start at 9.15am and finish at 4.30pm.

     

    How to apply: 

    Please email the following to perinatal.masterclasses@rcpsych.ac.uk

    - A personal statement setting out why you should be offered a place

    - Confirmation that you will attend all the classes

    - Evidence from your employing Trust to release you for the training

     

    Closing date for applications now extended to 14 July 2020.

    Who can attend: SAS psychiatrists who are working in NHS England perinatal mental health teams, or who are about to take up new SAS posts in perinatal psychiatry by October 2020. Individuals who meet these criteria and who have not had formal training in perinatal psychiatry (e.g. one year at ST4-6) will be given priority as will those working in areas of need (i.e. areas where new services are developing where there are no training opportunities available).

    What's involved: 10-days of online classes; background reading, case discussions, and small group work. Participants will develop relationships between participants within the group in order to support future liaison, networking and peer support.

    Course content: service development, prescribing, safeguarding, infant mental health, forensic and legal issues in the perinatal period, personality dysfunction, lived experience and psychological therapies. Courses are facilitated by leaders and experts in the field.

    Course dates: 2 courses are available - please indicate your preferred set of dates. Participants will not be able to move between the 2 courses.

    Course reference MCSAS1: 10 September; 2 October; 9 November; 10 November; 10 December 2020;  8 January; 1 February; 2 February; 18 March; 23 April 2021.

    Course reference MCSAS2: 25 September; 13 October; 16 November; 17 November; 11 December 2020; 14 January; 22 February;23 February; 19 March; 19 April 2021.

    Courses will start at 9.15am and finish at 4.30pm.

     

    How to apply:

    Send an email with the following information to perinatal.masterclasses@rcpsych.ac.uk

    - Curriculum vitae

    - A personal statement setting out why you should be offered a place

    - Confirmation that you will attend all the classes

    - Evidence from your employing Trust to release you for the training

     

    Closing date for applications now extended to 14 July 2020.

    Who can attend: ST4-6 trainees.

    Course dates: two 5-day courses will be available (18-22 January 2021 and 4th-8th October 2021)

    How to apply: details will be announced in August 2020.