Evidence-based Psychologically Informed Care (EPIC). Foundation Training – 5 day CPD course

About the programme

The EPIC training programme aims to enhance psychologically informed knowledge and skills for client facing secondary care staff within GMMH.  This programme is not currently available for external applicants, but we have previously been commissioned by other trusts and Health Education England to provide this outside of GMMH.


Programme Aims

Engaging in this training will support you to further develop your:

  • Understanding and formulation of how life events shape our experience and expression of distress.    
  • Knowledge and skills to enhance compassionate care, emotional regulation and distress tolerance.
  • Motivational Interviewing skills and strategies to support the journey towards valued change.
  • Principles and techniques of behavioural activation.

Who Can Apply

You cannot apply directly to the training centre for this course.

The training is open to all non-psychological specialist secondary care GMMH staff who are client facing, who have manager approval and can attend all 5 days of the training which are usually spread across 4 weeks.


Applicants must identify a supervisor within their team who is a psychological specialist (e.g. Clinical Psychologist, CBT therapist) who will be able to provide you with ongoing supervision on your return to your workplace to support the skills and knowledge gained from EPIC.


As this is a foundation course, we are unable to accept applications from anyone who has a psychology-based qualification.


Please note priority will be given to applicants who have not completed any of the components of this training already.

Training Component

The training component is in the form of 5, one day workshops which are comprised of presentations, videos, small group work discussions and practising of skills.  The workshops will be spaced out over 4 weeks.  We aim for workshops to be delivered face to face but may be delivered via MS teams should circumstances require this.  The workshops will be delivered by GMMH psychological specialist staff, including clinical staff and recovery academy trainers.   

How to Apply

This course is currently unavailable to external applicants.  Prior to scheduled EPIC training dates, information will be circulated to GMMH services including an application form, which we ask to be completed in full and returned to the EPIC administrator.


Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding this course not covered in the information detailed in any of the sections above or in the FAQ section of this website, please email: PTTCenquiries@gmmh.nhs.uk.  In the Subject Line please ensure you put the full title of the course to enable us to forward it to the appropriate programme team.  We will not be able to forward or respond to any emails received without this.

We are happy to answer questions related to the course itself, but unfortunately are unable to provide any general career advice.


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