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Rough Sleeper Mental Health Awareness [Free]

Sponsored by the Mayor of London’s Rough Sleeping Innovation Fund

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Backed by the Mayor of London's Rough Sleeping Innovation Fund, Westminster City Council and London Borough of Lambeth, this 18 month free course supports cross-sector professionals in recognising and working with the Mental Health needs of rough sleepers and the unstably housed. Fifteen leading experts (incl. service users, Sir Michael Marmot, Deputy Mayor James Murray, A.Prof Nick Maguire, Jane Cook DoH MHCLG amongst others) will discuss the context and complexity of need, approaches to engagement and support, recognising and working with risk and key mental health and substance use problems. The course will also explore the use of legislation such as the Mental Health Act, navigating the NHS and helping those with ‘no recourse to public funds’.

Length: Four modules, duration: 30 - 45 mins of study per module.

Your Instructors

  • James Murray Deputy Mayor of London
  • Dr Nick Maguire Associate Professor, University of Southampton
  • Sir Michael Marmot Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London
  • Luke Slevin Former Service User
  • Dr Emma Williamson Principal Clinical Psychologist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Peter Cockersell Chief Executive, Community Housing & Therapy
  • Edd Cotton Outreach Worker, SPEAR
  • Dr Jenny Drife Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr James Duffy Clinical Psychologist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Zana Khan GP & Lead Clinician, Kings Health Partners Homeless Team
  • Jane Cook Health and Homelessness Advisor, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Joseph Murphy Manager, Leicester City Homeless Outreach Team
  • Dr Suzanne Elliot Clinical Psychologist, Leicester Homeless MH Service
  • Andy Knight Deputy Manager, Joint Homelessness Team, Central & NW London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lizzie Furber Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), Central & NW London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dan Jones Manager, Joint Homelessness Team, Central & NW London NHS Foundation Trust

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if this isn't the course I wanted?
If your chosen course isn't what you wanted, you may be entitled to a course exchange, subject to our 14 day cooling off period.

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