Mental Health
Clinical Risk Assesments

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To develop participants skills and confidence in completing clinical risk assessments utilizing the Sainsbury risk assessment model.


  • Understand the legal requirements for risk assessments
  • Develop and practice completing the risk assessment tool
  • Understand the importance of clinical risk assessments
  • Sharing good practice at work

Target Audience:

This course is designed for anyone who may be required to complete clinical risk assessments in their working environment. It will increase participant’s awareness and confidence levels and enable them to more effectively complete and understand the clinical risk assessment process at work.

Course Content:

  • Introductions
  • Understanding clinical risk assessments
  • How the process works
  • Completing clinical risk assessments
  • Legal requirements
  • Good practice
  • Case studies
  • Role of instinct in clinical risk assessments
  • Summary
  • Evaluations and endings


The course covers a wide range of topics and aims to develop participants ability to conduct clinical risk assessments. It involves participants practicing risk assessments within a small group setting, and uses a number of case studies to practice risk assessments. It also involves discussion around the issues of assessment including the role of instinct and issues of reliability and validity in the assessment process.

To find out more about these courses please contact our office on 01922 683976 to speak to one of our team or email us on or complete our course interest form by clicking here.