Dr Clare Gerada


Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners

I’m delighted to wish Lynne Christopher every success with the Education and Training Network. I really enjoy working with Lynne and appreciate her collaborative approach and high standards.’

Professor the Baroness Hollins

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability, St George’s University of London

President, Royal College of Psychiatrists 2005 – 2008

President elect, British Medical Association

‘I’m glad to hear that Lynne has set up an independent Mental Health Education and Training Network. She has so much experience to bring to the mental health field. I know that she will make a success of this and and that there will be no shortage of high profile experts queueing up to join the Network. Wishing Lynne every good wish for the future.’

Professor Robert Howard

MD, MRCPsych

Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

2008 – 2011

‘Lynne Christopher, as Head of Training at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2005 – 2012), led the development and delivery of an excellent and wide range of professional training provision.

She was highly regarded and admired for her uncompromising commitment to raising standards and the outstanding quality of training products delivered by her staff. Lynne led highly successful Department of Health training commissions and popular innovative on-line training resources, as well as taking an active role on College training committees and contributing to national workforce training groups. I wish Lynne every success as Director of the Mental Health Education and Training Network and know that in her hands Gold-Standard training and educational products will characterise the network’s output.’

Dr Paul Lelliott


Director, Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Research and Training Unit (latterly known as the College Centre for Quality Improvement) until October 2011

Lynne has tremendous energy and drive. She develops new initiatives and ensures high standards.  She has a proven ability to work at a high level and has earned the respect of senior figures in the NHS. Lynne came to the Royal College of Psychiatrists in April 2005 as Head of Training with substantial experience, expertise and a track record of achievement. She led all aspects of the work to set up and develop a new training centre for the College.  Her success is shown by the fact that the Centre soon developed a national reputation for excellence in education and training in mental health whilst, simultaneously, meeting ambitious financial targets.’

Dr David Newby

Former Medical Director, Leeds Partnership NHS Trust (2002 – 2010) and founder of the Andrew Sims Centre

The Education and Training Network is headed up by Lynne Christopher, an educationalist with a proven track record of delivery in training focussed on the needs of healthcare professionals, not least in the mental health field. I have worked with her in a number of capacities for over twelve years, particularly in relation to her work at the Andrew Sims Centre in Leeds and then at the Royal College of Psychiatrists through their College Education and Training Centre.

Lynne is passionate in her advocacy of the very highest standards in Education and Training. She has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to bring together training opportunities that are relevant, informative and engaging for health care professionals across a wide range of disciplines and specialties.  Lynne personifies the concept of quality in training provision.  I have every confidence that her new venture will successfully deliver the standards upon which she has built her enviable reputation.’


Dr Rachna Bansal

Consultant Adult Psychiatrist and SAS Tutor, Essex Partnership Trust

‘I’ve had a fantastic experience with ETN and couldn’t recommend them more.’

Over the last few years I have worked closely with ETN to organise and deliver high standards of training to the SAS doctors in Psychiatry in the Eastern region. The Director of ETN, Lynne Christopher is extremely efficient and she has been instrumental in helping me deliver our training programme and tailoring it to the specific needs of my group. She is outstanding in her ability of organising such events and extremely likeable and helpful in her personality.


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