Level 2 Psychosocial Support Skills Training Programme

27th June 2024

We would like to invite front line primary care clinical staff in the Northamptonshire to our Level 2 Psychosocial Support Skills Training Programme. This two-day programme will be led by psychologists from the East Midlands Cancer Alliance Centre for Psychosocial Health and is teaches brief psychological assessment and intervention skills to help patients in cancer care.

We recently published an evaluation of this training and found that it led to a large improvement in attendees psychosocial assessment and intervention skills as well as improvements in staff wellbeing, work engagement and a reduction in burnout – partly because we encourage use of the skills taught in our own lives.


The training will be held on 27th June and 19th July 9 to 4pm at [Northants venue]


If you are unable to attend either of these dates, we have Nottingham-based programme for cancer care staff running on 25th April and 14th June at The Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham.


Topics in core training day 1 include:

- How best to screen for anxiety, depression and suicidal risk

- Having conversations that elicit patient’s strengths and resources

- The most effective way to deliver information

- Tools you can use to help patients engage with what’s important to them and manage psychological difficulties associated with their cancer diagnosis

This is followed by Core training day 2, which focuses on how to help patients make effective decisions, increase motivation for health-related behavioural change, and the best way to deliver problem-solving techniques.

All of the training is delivered using an evidence-based approach called “deliberate practice” where attendees test out and refine their skills in the session, enabling them to implement tools in their practice sooner.

Book Here - Day 1

Book Here - Day 2


If unable to attend the above, then the links for the Nottingham based programme are:

Core Day 1 – Thursday 25th April 2024: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/level-2-training-core-day-1-centralised-b-tickets-803867498327

Core Day 2 – Friday 14th June 2024: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/level-2-training-core-day-2-centralised-b-tickets-803868090097

Course Details


Day 1 - Solstice Room - Stanwick Lakes , Day 2 St Andrews Hospital - Training Room - Billing Rd, Northampton NN1 5DG.


2 days - 27th June & 19th July (must attend both days)