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About us

Learning disabilities training (Estia Centre)

About us

Learning disabilities training (Estia Centre)

About us

Learning disabilities training (Estia Centre)

About us

Learning disabilities training (Estia Centre)

The Estia Centre is a training, research and development resource for those who support adults with learning or intellectual disabilities and additional mental health needs.

We aim to support the development of a competent local intellectual disabilities workforce, from support staff to experienced managers from a variety of services. By working in close collaboration with clinical services and our experts by experience, we aim to improve the care of people with intellectual disabilities, especially those with additional mental health and challenging needs through evidence-based practice.

The Estia Centre is widely acknowledged as one of the market leaders in training and research in mental health and intellectual disabilities. Our main aim is to promote competent and capable environments, to enhance clinical practice and reduce health inequalities for people with intellectual disabilities. The Estia Centre is based at the Maudsley Hospital in London, and is an integral part of local services for people with intellectual disabilities provided by the Trust. We are also part of King's Health Partners.

To discuss how we can help support your work and your workforce development through training please email ruwani.ampegama@slam.nhs.uk or telephone 020 3228 9742.

Feedback from one of our learners: "I really enjoyed the workshop and felt I gained a lot from it, Nicola was very knowledgeable! I will be sure to sign up to more workshops with Estia in the future."

Found out more about our services in the rest of this section of the website.

Contact us

Due to Covid-19 we are not in the office but available by email.


Recent news and events

  • Due to Covid-19 we have been unable to hold our weekly Mind Apples group on a Monday in person. We are now holding online virtual group meetings to keep people connected during lockdown. You can also find out more about the group on our service user involvement page
  • We have produced a guide with top 10 tips for supporting vulnerable adults and those with learning disabilities and autism during the Covid-19 crisis. Visit our resources section to find the guide alongside a pack of resources from the NHS