We have 7 training placements available in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities, across the following mental health NHS trusts:

  • Cheshire and Wirral Partnership x 2
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health x 1
  • Lancashire Care Foundation Trust x 1
  • Mersey Care NHS Trust x 2
  • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust x 1

We have an established regional educational day (held at Hollins Park Hospital) and a wide variety of special interest sessions available, including in Forensics, ASD and ADHD.

We also offer joint training with other specialties, such as Child & Adolescent Mental Health. More information on the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities and training can be found on the following twitter pages:

  • ID trainees twitter account and ID speciality account: @idtraineesuk
  • Psychiatry of ID: @psychaitryofid

Your Training Programme Director:

Dr Mischa Mockett


I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my placements and appreciated the various opportunities that I have got through my training years. I have felt well supported from my supervisors and I have valued the experience that I gained as I moved alternatively between adult ID psychiatry and Child & Adolescent psychiatry. It has been a pleasure supporting children and adults with a learning disability with/without Autism spectrum disorder, including some interesting genetic conditions.

Dr Solomon Shatananda, ST6 dual Intellectual Disability - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry