Psych 2

Until 2021, Psych 2 was a two-day residential training course offered to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with some limited clinical experience in psychiatric pharmacy practice. As a result of the pandemic, we have chosen to move the course online. It has been restructured to be run over three separate sessions which are delivered over three consecutive weeks

Course overview

Psych 2 is an extension to the Psych 1 course and as such will cover some of the more specialised areas of mental health that are not covered on Psych 1.

Training addresses highly specialised fields within mental health. The mental health conditions covered are sometimes seen on general inpatient wards - either as primary diagnoses or concomitant with other conditions - or they may be handled through specialist services and inpatient facilities.

Who would benefit from this course

Psych 2 is suitable for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and medicines management staff with some experience in mental health who wish to expand their knowledge in the more specialist fields associated with mental healthcare.

2022 courses

New Dates for 2022 Psych 2 courses

  • September course - 16, 23, 30 September, 1pm to 5pm.

Cost: £175 for members and £225 for non-members.

Or cost per half day: £65 for members and £85 for non-members

Topics covered on the course will include:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Substance misuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating disorders.

For further information about the course, please contact Orla Macdonald.

To book a space please complete the booking form
Please note that booking forms can only be processed when the full invoicing section has been completed or you advise you are self-funding.


Funding Panel Information for Psych 2

Applicants may find the following text of use for their applications to Funding Panels.

Psych 1, 2 and Techs are courses provided by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).  The CMHP is a charity which aims to benefit individual care through advancing education and research in the practice of mental health pharmacy.  We provide opportunities for professionals to improve their knowledge about mental health conditions and their management.

Psych 1, 2 and Techs provide opportunities to learn from people working across the country whose practices may well vary from those seen within a single Trust.  Many speakers have had their level of expertise formally assessed through the CMHP credentialing process or are otherwise nationally-recognised experts in their area.  In addition, the courses afford national networking opportunities through which delegates may be able to develop conversations about practices across the country which would be unlikely to be replicated within a single Trust.  By the end of the course, we hope that delegates will be equipped to share within their own Trusts their learning derived from experts and colleagues based around the UK.

Should panels have any specific questions regarding these courses, they should be directed to the CMHP Education Lead:

What previous delegates say

“Very well organised excellent speakers. Hotel and facilities first class, thank you”

“Great opportunity to exchange experience with other mental health pharmacists”

“In general- excellent course and venue, will be feeding back a lot of info to colleagues and recommending that they attend next year”

“Wide array of topics which are relevant to my rotational role…”



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Any discussion on off-license or unlicensed medicine use must not be taken as unreserved support for such prescribing. Participants must be aware of the contents of all relevant Summaries of Product Characteristics as well as any relevant local or national guidelines when prescribing or giving prescribing advice.