MaRiMeH: Managing Risk in Mental Health

HEKSS support for this course ended in May 2017. We will be offering this course as a paid course thereafter. Course fee is GBP 150, which can be deposited by cheque or BACS transfer. 2018/2019 course dates will be released shortly.


January 25: COURSE FULL
March 15:

Course Leads

Dr Lisa Page

Elena Riseborough

Dr Amit Mishra

The Course

The “Managing Risk in Mental Health” (MaRiMeH) project aims to equip frontline staff  in primary and secondary care settings with the skills to assess and manage patients presenting with acute mental health difficulties. It also aims to improve the management of patients requiring both physical and mental health care.

Each day will run with a mixture of professions present to maximise the opportunities for multi disciplinary learning. The courses will take place in one of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital or Brighton and Sussex Medical School simulation suites.

On each course 5 scenarios will be run.  These scenarios will be chosen from the bank of mental health scenarios that have been developed. Each scenario cycle will be facilitated by trained simulation leads, who are trained in the use of video-based feedback and de-briefing.

The course will feature scenarios from both Primary and Secondary care settings, based on the candidate mix on the day. Scenarios will be suitable for Foundation Trainees, Core Trainees in Psychiatry, Nurses, Midwives, Paramedics, Medical Students, Nursing Students, Allied Health Professionals, Community Midwives, GP’s, Doctors and Emergency Dept Triage Nurses. Security and front line reception staff are also welcome to attend.

Scenarios are played out by professional actors and are debriefed by faculty with clinical expertise in the field of Mental Health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding how to assess suicidal risk in a variety of settings
  • Increasing confidence in the management of suicidal risk
  • Understanding how to assess and manage self-neglect
  • Improving team-working between mental and physical health teams
  • Understanding how to manage situations involving risk to vulnerable third parties (e.g. young children).

Target groups

  • Paramedics
  • Emergency department nurses
  • Foundation trainees
  • Medical students
  • Nursing students
  • Core trainees in psychiatry
  • GP’s
  • Nurses
  • Practice nurses
  • Allied health professionals within mental health services
  • Security
  • Front line reception staff in GP surgeries, emergency departments


The cost of the course is covered by HEKSS.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your course, please note that a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice is required.


The course will be held at the KSS Children’s Simulation Centre


MaRiMeH Programme


The course is open to all healthcare staff across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

If you wish to register for this course please use the form below:

Registration Form MaRiMeH

Feedback from candidates on previous courses:

“It was probably one of the most useful training days that I can remember. The mixture of interdisciplinary learning, well run simulation (with believable actors) and expert knowledge to draw on in the discussion sessions made it really effective.”

“The course provided great opportunities for reflection.  Appropriate for a variety of staff members – relevant for all and everyone actively encouraged to participate.  The course improved my knowledge of MHA and MCA and how to use them in the community.”

“The course was extremely pertinent – we need more like this.  The facilitators provided a relaxed, safe environment.  It was good to meet other staff – encourages liaison.  There was a lot packed into a short course – I feel empowered. I think it should be part of our early education programme in midwifery.” 

“I’ve been given real strategies for improving teamwork”

“I thoroughly enjoyed and will be highly recommending this course to colleagues.  The application of MHA/MCA was very effectively taught”