This mentoring scheme is entirely voluntary and was originally aimed at doctors taking up their first consultant post or those about to take on new responsibilities. Since November 2018 the scheme has expanded to include SAS grade doctors and senior trainees.

The mentors are predominantly consultant psychiatrists working within the West Midlands who have been consultants for at least 3 years. From Nov 2018, training and inclusion on the register has been extended to include SAS grade doctors and senior trainees.

If you would like to become a mentor, you should attend the annual introductory training day/workshop. CPD workshops are also scheduled throughout the year.

If you are inspired to become a mentor or would like to be put in touch with a mentor, please email or call the division office with your details. The list of mentors is available below.

The mentee and mentor should complete the registration form at their initial meeting.

To suggest improvements to the scheme, please contact the Divisional Lead for Mentoring, Dr Geoff Marston, via the division office.

CPD Meeting

Local support and development meetings are scheduled to take place 2pm-5pm on the following dates at the Uffculme Centre, Birmingham B13 8QY. Please note that parking may be difficult so allow adequate time to get there.

  • Wednesday 4 December 2019 - cancelled due to Training Day on 13 December
  • Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Wednesday 13 May 2020
  • Wednesday 8 July 2020

All psychiatrists providing mentoring, preferably signed up to the scheme, are welcome to attend.

Please contact the division office to confirm your attendance.

Mentoring Training Day - Friday 13 December 2019

This year’s Mentoring Skills Training Workshop is taking place on Friday 13 December 2019 at the Midlands Partnership Trust Learning Centre,Trust Headquarters, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3SR.

The full day workshop is primarily for Consultants considering taking on a mentoring role and Consultants mentoring who have not had previous training. This year we are again offering places to SAS grade doctors and higher trainees who are interested in providing mentoring to others.

Mentoring Programme 2019 draft (doc)

The event is now full, to be placed on the waiting list please email

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