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School of Psychiatry

Psychiatry training in Wessex offers not only exceptional education but an outstanding place to live and work.

Wessex is an exciting and diverse region in the South of England which includes the thriving cities of Southampton and Portsmouth and the historic towns of Winchester, Salisbury and Dorchester. Our south coast features award winning golden beaches and dramatic Jurassic cliffs and our beautiful countryside boasts areas of outstanding natural beauty and the New Forest National Park. Whether you prefer water sports and outdoor adventures or nightlife and shopping, Wessex has everything to offer within easy reach. There are high speed road, rail and ferry links and two international airports for convenient national and international travel.

Wessex School of Psychiatry is run by a friendly education team of local psychiatrists and responsive education programme managers. We have built carefully designed training schemes which put trainees education needs at their centre. We believe these programmes offer the best opportunity to become a highly skilled but well-rounded psychiatrist, prepared for modern psychiatry practice in the ever changing NHS landscape. We believe that every trainees is different and create a bespoke training package for each trainee with flexibility to work part time or close to home in order to balance other aspects of life. We work in collaboration with trainees to constantly improve our training programmes to ensure the highest educational quality.

We offer a broad range of educational jobs across all our training programmes. We work closely with local NHS Trusts  who deliver modern mental healthcare in their hospitals and communities. Together we ensure every job has a great balance of learning through clinical practice through planned educational sessions. We have a strong relationship with University of Southampton who’s internationally renowned researchers conduct world leading psychiatric research.

Wessex has a dedicated psychotherapy tutor who provides expert advice to trainees and ensures the highest quality psychotherapy training across the programme. 

We look forward to sharing more with you about the fantastic opportunities that Wessex has to offer to you as a person and as a psychiatrist of the future.

What to do next

Contact us for an informal chat or a visit one of our training programme directors. Please  contact the education programme team with any general enquiries, psychiatry.wx@hee.nhs.uk

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