Training & Events for Professionals

Training opportunities for professionals in Southwark

 'Learning Together for a Healthier Future'

The Estia Centre is a specialist training, research and development resource for people who support adults with a learning disability, autism and additional mental health needs. We support the development of a competent local learning disabilities workforce, from support staff to experienced managers from a variety of services

Maudsley Learning is the education and training arm of the Trust. Our mission is to produce the highest quality mental health and wellbeing education and training products. Their courses are delivered by renowned mental health experts at the Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London. We design and deliver courses to meet the continuing professional development needs of individual professionals in the healthcare workforce, and also for colleagues in social services, policing, schools and in the private sector.

 Click here to view the website and training modules available

This training is open to all staff working with 0-2 year olds in the London borough of Southwark

The four training sessions are related to perinatal mental health and parent/carer infant attachment and are being funded by the Family Hubs/Start for Life programme.

To register your place please follow the links below and enter passcode PMHSWK2023 to access the booking page: 

  • Practical skills for improving early identification of family need – BOOK HERE
  • Think family and parental mental health – BOOK HERE
  • Attachment, infant mental health and parent-child relationships – BOOK HERE
  • Social beginnings: boosting baby bonding in pregnancy and early infancy – BOOK HERE

Please click here for details of upcoming training programmes provided by Southwark's Autism Support Team.

We are the NDTi Training Squad, a group of young people who have things to say about what practitioners who work with young people should know.

  • Are you working to support young people with additional support needs?
  • Would you like to learn from young people who have important views to share about inclusion?
  • Whether you work in education, health, social care, advocacy or other work with young people this training can help you learn and be inspired.

Places are free for this online training, but limited to 20 people per session. Early booking is recommended.

This is new work so we need people who are prepared to let us practice, listen and talk about the questions we ask.

Fill in this form to book your place.

For further information, please visit the NDTi website.

The Hub is a Southwark initiative to provide colleagues with bespoke support, training and research-based newsletters focussing specifically on provision for children with SEND within a mainstream setting. 

You can find further information about the School Hub here and for details of upcoming Hub events provided by Alfred Salter Primary School, please visit their website.  You can also view this YouTube video for additional information.  

Ambitious about Autism offer training sessions that benefit a range of groups working with autistic young people.  

Vist their training page for information about courses on offer.


National Deaf Children's Society

NDCS (National Deaf Children's Society) have created two FREE e-learning modules to help you gain confidence and competence in identifying and responding to bullying of deaf children and young people. These interactive modules will equip you with the essential knowledge to spot potential bullying and fully support deaf children and young people if they experience it.


Introductory module overview

This module is the perfect place to start learning about bullying and the impact it may have on deaf children and young people. The module will take about 30 minutes to complete.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • identify what is meant by bullying
  • state the definition of a deaf child or young person
  • name the different types of bullying
  • identify why deaf children and young people are more vulnerable to bullying. 


Module 2 overview

Once you have completed our introductory module, you can move on to module 2. It will explore the impact of bullying in further depth and explain how you should respond and report concerns about bullying. The module will take about 30 minutes to complete.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • describe how deaf children and young people are affected by bullying
  • state how to respond to bullying of deaf children and young people
  • know how to report concerns regarding a deaf child or young person experiencing bullying.


These modules are free of charge.


Please click here to book

Note: You will need to set up an account on our e-learning portal before you can access this module. The booking link will take you directly to the account set up page where you can then access this module.


There are no prerequisites for completing these modules, though the introductory module should be completed before moving on to module 2.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to a member of the training team, please contact us as  You can also visit our website for further information. 

Course description

This half-day online training is aimed at practitioners working with children, young people or adults with learning disabilities who support the transition of care from Child and Adolescent Mental Health to Adult Mental Health Services. It is commissioned by NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group to support smooth transitions from child and adolescent to adult services for young people with intellectual disabilities.

The training provides an excellent opportunity for practitioners to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering a safe and effective transitions process for the young people and adults with whom they are working.

The training is open to practitioners working in six Boroughs across South East London: Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. Practitioners are invited from across community services, agencies and professional backgrounds, and across both children’s and adult services. Designed with multi-agency working in mind, each session will be open to practitioners working across agencies and age groups, to enable sharing of experience and expertise, as well as opportunities for developing links between clinicians and services locally.

The course is delivered by highly specialist clinicians from both Child and Adolescent and Adult services, all of whom have considerable clinical and training experience, alongside experts by experience who have contributed to the development of the training content. The session covers the legislative and statutory frameworks underlying the transitions process as well as the principles for ensuring a multi-agency and individualised approach. It includes contributions from people with lived experience and opportunities to reflect on current practice and areas for service development.

Course programme

The training content is organised into four key themes, within which we will cover the topics detailed below. The course will be delivered by clinicians and include contribution from experts by experience. There will be opportunities for whole group interaction and participation, and small group discussion and reflection.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the duties and requirements under the Care Act and Children & Families Act in relation to transitions.
  2. Reflect on the quality of information, advice and support they provide in relation to their role and local area.
  3. Know where to look for support and resources on this topic.
  4. Understand the potential stresses and challenges faced by young people and their families on the transitions journey and how to mitigate these sensitively and efficiently.


Target audience

  • Education (School and Further Education): Teachers, SENCos, school/College Leadership.
  • Third sector: Advocacy, social care providers, LD/ID Charity.
  • Social Care: Children with Disabilities and Adult Learning Disability services.
  • Health Care: All health care staff involved in transition.


Various - see website for details


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Evelina London provide a wide range of training which is available to parents and carers in Lambeth and Southwark and to professionals working with children and young people in Lambeth, Southwark and beyond.

We offer a variety of formats for our training sessions: live webinars, self-directed e-Learning, and face to face classroom sessions when we are able to offer these again.

How to book

All courses are free for parents or carers of children known to our service.

To apply for a course, please email giving the following information:


  • Name
  • Course you are applying for
  • Number of places you would like


  • Name
  • Course you are applying for
  • Number of places you would like
  • Name of organisation
  • Name of finance contact, finance contact number, billing address and email address to send the invoice to (if applicable)
  • Purchase order number

Please contact us at the email address above if you would like to discuss bespoke training for your setting or call 020 3049 7275.

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For information about upcoming courses, please see the Evelina website