Domestic Abuse and Mental Health

Domestic Abuse and Mental Health
The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Full Day


School of Social Work, Care and Community

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Thursday 17 March 2016 (9.30am - 4.30pm)

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?

The training event is aimed at AMHPs and provides an opportunity to reflect on their work in the context of domestic abuse. The training can contribute to CPD and towards the hours required for reapproval and re-authorisation

Course Content

Course Outline:
Domestic abuse is associated with a range of other adversities including poverty, isolation, substance misuse, other forms of family and community violence and abuse, mental health needs and disability. This one day training workshop will provide the opportunity to reflect on the impact of domestic abuse on the mental health of victims and perpetrators. All material is informed by relevant and contemporary policy and research to support understandings of domestic abuse. The session will include learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews and the role of MARACs in supporting multi-agency working.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Dr Rachel Robbins is a Guild Senior Research Fellow at UCLan. Her main area of research is domestic abuse and adult social care, but is interested in many aspects of inequality and welfare. Rachel is a member of the Connect Centre for International Research on New Approaches to Prevent Violence and Harm. Dr. Rachel Robbins can be contacted by telephone (01772) 893451 or email

Dr. Khatidja Chantler is a Reader in Social Work. She has worked as an independent researcher, has undertaken consultancy work and is a supervisor of research students as well as mental health professionals. She has worked in health and social care settings in the UK in statutory and voluntary sectors for over 25 years. She is also a counsellor and has secured grant funding for research in gender based violence. Dr Chantler is a member of the Connect Centre for International Research on New Approaches to Prevent Violence and Harm. Dr. Khatidja Chantler can be contacted by telephone (01772) 892777 or email

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

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Fees & Funding

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Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

£725 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

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How to Apply

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