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The School of Forensic Mental Health (SoFMH) offers a broad range of short professional and academic courses for those working in, or around, forensic mental health services.

Prior to the introduction of the SoFMH, there were no bespoke programmes for forensic practitioners, however there are now courses for all disciplines, across all educational levels.

Courses are delivered by leading clinicians or in conjunction with Higher Education providers where professional qualifications are available. Feedback is gathered from participants following every event and a robust quality review process in place to ensure that courses delivered are of the highest standards and meet the needs and requirements of delegates.

Short Professional Courses

The School of Forensic Mental Health (SoFMH) provide an extensive range of skills based short courses including: risk assessment and risk management; legal aspects; clinical assessments, managing personality disorder and psychological interventions. 

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Course ideas

Ideas for new courses come from across the entire estate, if you have an idea for a new course you can contact the SoFMH administrator on 01555 842212 or via

Academic Courses

The School of Forensic Mental Health (SoFMH) works with several higher education providers to deliver academic courses with professional qualifications. The courses are developed with the higher education authority with conjunction with the SoFMH and our experienced clinical practitioners working across the forensic estate, who also teach on the programmes.

If you are interested in any of our academic courses, you can register interest with the SoFMH Administrator on 01555 842212 or, who can provide further information on the courses and links to the relevant University application forms.

MSc Forensic Mental Health

Graduate Certificate in Personality Disorder

Forensic Mental Health Module

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