Dr Simon Belderbos, Consultant at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded 'Best" facilitator at the Preston branch of the University of Manchester Medical School by the students he taught.
The awards, hosted by the Health Academy at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, recognises undergraduate teaching in Lancashire and the winners of each award are chosen by the students. The awards celebrate the tutors and students success throughout the year and Simon was nominated and won best year 4 facilitator for his work teaching 'Problem Based Learning" (PBL) which covers topics such as Dementia, Substance Misuse and Mental Health Issues.
Dr Simon Belderbos, Undergraduate Lead for Medical Students at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:
"Psychiatry and mental health has a stigma to overcome and it"s great to know the students have appreciated the teaching. My aim was to get them to think about the mental health needs of their future patients no matter which area of medicine they choose as a career, I hope I inspired the students I taught to consider a career in Psychiatry."
The Health Academy is run from centres at both Chorley and South Ribble and Royal Preston Hospital and aims to support employers and businesses in the healthcare community and also individuals who are looking for a career in healthcare.