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

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

Resources for Autism is offering bespoke training to professionals on autism and neurodiversity.  This is delivered by autism experts and experts by experience. 

We are facilitating a series of one-hour online lunch and learn training to capacity build professionals in Lewisham and Southwark.

Dates of next Lunch and Learns coming up:

  • Are you an educator, employer or professional working in Lewisham or Southwark?
  • Is your team eager to develop their understanding of autism and how to support autistic young adults in the community?

Resources for Autism is offering fully funded training sessions which can be tailored to suit the needs of your organisation.  We are dedicated to providing practical support for autistic people of all ages, needs, and those who love and care for them.

Over the next five years we have been awarded funding to deliver training programmes in Southwark and Lewisham.

Download a Resources for Autism training flyer here (pdf, 453kb) for further information a training menu here (pdf, 151kb).

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.  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.  

Visit 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. 

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.

Have a look at our Facebook page for training updates and tips.

For information about upcoming courses, please see the Evelina website

Download details of the staff training offer from Groundwork London's MHST (Mental Health Support Team) here (pdf, 199kb).

Ensure your knowledge of ADHD is up to date by exploring the latest research.

What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What are the symptoms of ADHD? How is ADHD diagnosed? Get answers with this course that features fundamental information about ADHD, as well as the latest ADHD research.

Through the course you will learn about ADHD as a developmental disorder, considering controversies related to the condition. You will learn about the diagnosis and best practice treatment of ADHD as you build your empathy towards people with ADHD. You will also learn practical strategies to help the educational and personal development of people with ADHD.

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll find future dates on the Kings College website

Who is the course for?

This course is for people with ADHD and anyone working with children and adults with ADHD. This includes parents and close family members, teachers, and educational (learning disability) assessors in schools and higher education and occupational therapists.

Cost:  Free

For further information and to join the course please visit the Kings College website 

You can register for a variety of free online courses with the OU (Open University).  Please click on the links below for further information and to register:

FREE training offer for Southwark organisations and parents/ carers related to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). PBS is an approach to working with children and adults who engage in behaviours that challenge, that focuses on improving quality of life whilst reducing behaviours of concern. Training is being made available FREE OF CHARGE to those that provide support to Southwark children and/or adults with a learning disability and/ or Autism, that exhibit behaviours that challenge.

A 2-day training course for staff and parents/ carers is available to book now (worth over £150!). Staff or parents/ carers must provide support to children or adults with a learning disability and/ or Autism that live in the London Borough of Southwark. Please see attached flyer (pdf, 320kb)for details and booking link.

If you are interested in doing a more advanced qualification in PBS, please review the other courses available in the PBS training overview (pdf, 136kb) and complete an Expression of interest form by Friday 7th June 2024.