The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) Training Programme
This training is only for registered clinicians working in an NHS eating disorders service across England. Individuals cannot directly book onto this training programme and will be successfully recruited based on an application assessment. Aspiring trainees will need to ask their service lead to contact MANTRA4NHS@slam.nhs.uk and confirm they meet the initial eligibility criteria to start the recruitment process.
The Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) Training Programme. MANTRA is a structured individual psychotherapy with integrated carer support for adults with anorexia nervosa. It is based on a psychobiological model of anorexia nervosa, developed with support from the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. It is one of three NICE-recommended therapies to be used as a first line treatment for anorexia nervosa. MANTRA training is aimed at qualified practitioners with a core mental health profession (such as psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, allied health professionals and social workers) working in specialist adult or all-age eating disorder services. Service user and carer collaboration features throughout the programme, from the training design and delivery, through to evaluation and quality assurance.
Training is delivered in partnership by Maudsley Learning at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London and funded by Health Education England.
Programme Director Prof Ulrike Schmidt said “MANTRA is a highly effective treatment and our patients like it. As developers of this treatment, we are thrilled that we will now be able to training therapists from all adult eating disorder teams in England. Ultimately, this means that patients will be able to choose from different treatment options suited to their needs.”
Programme Director Prof Janet Treasure said “MANTRA has developed as part of an organic process, by which patients and carers have continued to contribute to the co-design and shaped the materials. This course will give health professionals both the core foundational elements and will also illustrate how new evidence can be integrated creatively”.
If you are a Service Lead or professional working in eating disorders services in England, please direct interest and enquiries about the programme to MANTRA4NHS@slam.nhs.uk.
- Modularised course with hierarchy of procedures
- Treatment is delivered in weekly sessions followed up with monthly meetings
- Treatment may involve family or friends
- MANTRA is a NICE recommended therapy
- MANTRA is post qualification training aimed at clinicians and qualified practitioners
The schematic (attached below) highlights how Maudsley Learning will manage the programme, develop the curriculum and ensure quality is delivered throughout while at all stages of the programme there will be involvement from lived experience colleagues. Robust quality assurance processes are in place plus In-house evaluation.
An outline of the Timeline for Year One of the training programme can be found here.
MANTRA training is aimed at qualified practitioners with a core mental health profession (such as psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, allied health professionals and social workers) working in specialist adult or all-age eating disorder services. Please see the Recruitment flow diagram below to understand how we will recruit to this programme, you can see the Eligibility Criteria by clicking here.
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