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FREE Primary care suicide prevention for the COVID era: LIFE Masterclass

Why attend the LIFE Masterclass?  

LIFE has been specifically designed with the busy jobbing GP in mind. The evidence based theoretical concepts and its practical applications and training delivery are all: 

  • Innovative – novel approaches incorporating the latest research. 
  • Intuitive – complexity simplified through structure and sequence for rapid learning and clinical use. 
  • Interactive – case studies drawing on prior knowledge and experience used with adult learning principles  

LIFE will provide a rapid refresh of essential skills for assessment, formulation and documentation while providing a range of advanced skills in brief interventions like safety planning and resilience building. 

Why attend Primary care suicide prevention for the COVID era: LIFE Masterclass?  

Primary Care is the foundation of all health care. Often as the first point of contact, General Practitioners (GP) sense and detect impending mental health crisis and within the confines of limited time and minimal information they act, setting in motion a sequence of events that ensures safety through ongoing support in primary care and / or an appropriate referral for assessment and treatment in secondary care. This demand on our GP’s time and an expectation to respond appropriately, effectively and rapidly to suicidal crisis is only set to grow with the parallel pandemic of psychological distress and dysfunction in the COVID era.

LIFE is a custom-made suicide prevention masterclass (2 hours / flexible based on need) for GPs that takes into account the primary care work environment. It blends the essential skills and competencies needed for rapid detection, assessment and referral along with the latest research and advanced practice of maintaining a therapeutic relationship, safety planning and resilience building.

Dates: 25.03.2021 OR 24.05.2021

Book for free using code: lifepcsp

Maudsley Learning offer- Courses for GP

Maudsley Learning offer a wide variety of courses for Primary Care and their workforce. We are an integral part of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and understand the training needs of your professional mental health workforce. We have a wide range of courses aimed at both specialist and non-specialist audiences, including non-clinical staff, taught by experts in the relevant fields. All of our courses can be viewed on the Maudsley Learning website.

To view and download the leaflet click HERE.

NHS England GP support pack

GPs are a valued and vital part of the NHS team. Regardless of where you are on your career path – whether you are straight out of training, in your mid-career or nearing retirement – support is available to help you to continue in practice and develop a rewarding and sustainable career in general practice.

Whether you need career-planning advice, help exploring portfolio career options, assistance with indemnity or pension questions, or just the support of understanding colleagues who’ve ‘been there,’ help is available.

This guide is intended to signpost GPs to support which is offered by NHS England and other key partners such as the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Medical Association (BMA).


National GP Retention Schemes

Health Education England (HEE) provide joint financial and educational support for GPs, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in General Practice.

The GP Retention Scheme replaced the Retained Doctors Scheme 2016.

For more information, click here

London and Southeast

Tel: 0207 866 3139

North West London
Dr Celia Dawson


GP Induction & Refresher Scheme (I&R)

I&R provides a safe, supported and direct route for qualified GPs to join or return to NHS general practice after a career break and whom were previously on the GMC Register and NHS England’s Medical Performers List.

For more information, click here or contact


More information

If you would like to become involved or know more about the work that the Hammersmith and Fulham’s Training Hub is doing, please email us at