CME Credits

Mental Health Journey to England led by Dr. Nada Stotland

What's Included

​​Leader Spotlight:  Dr. Nada Stotland

Dr. Nada Stotland is a former president of the American Psychiatric Association and the author or editor of seven books and more than 75 articles on women's health and medical ethics. She has won a number of awards, including the Francis Braceland and Alexandra Symonds awards from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Lila Wallis Award from the American Medical Women's Association. As an invited speaker, she has addressed audiences in France, Colombia, Montreal, India, Germany, England, and Australia, as well as made appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Larry King Live," and Fox News. Her involvement in the mental health community includes:

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Rush Medical College
  • Director of the Psychiatric Consultation Service and Director of Psychiatric Education, The University of Chicago School of Medicine 
  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Medical Director of Mental Health Services, State of Illinois
  • President, Association of Women Psychiatrists
  • Board member, Mental Health America 

6.0-8.0 Continuing Medical Education Credits will be sought for this journey. ​ 

** This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Nanda Journeys. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. **

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“The world is a big place. 

Learning first-hand about

mental health care in

widely differing countries

helps us to think outside

our local boxes and to

appreciate what can be

done with different sets of resources, policies, and attitudes.  That's the whole idea of Nanda Journeys. There is no way to organize a trip like this to Iceland on one's own.  It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Come along.”

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Information and support  to aid in your travel preparation

Costs to obtain a passport

Exclusively developed professional program in collaboration with Journey leader

International airfare (from designated US gateway city)

Airfare for domestic flight to gateway city

All in-country transportation for the group (including airport transfers)

Accommodations in four to five star hotels

24/7 professional English speaking guide

Individual departure taxes (where applicable)

Fees for all services, most tips and taxes

Professionally led daily program – see itinerary for full details

Travel insurance

Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary

10-20 Hours of professional exchanges with counterparts in host  country

Formal and informal meetings with your peers to increase your global knowledge of your profession

Unique insight and knowledge about current issues and challenges related to your profession

24-hour support from US Nanda Journeys office and in-country support

Partnerships in every country to which we travel

Day 01: Depart for England
Depart from a New York area airport this evening and make your way to London, England. The stunning beauty in autumn is a delightful time to explore this magical country. 

Day 02: Welcome to England
Upon arrival, the group will be met by your local guide and head to Windsor. Your first stop today is to explore Windsor Castle. The Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the home to over 40 British Kings and Queens since 1236. The opulent State Apartments, furnished by some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, include paintings from Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto. It is also home to St. George’s Chapel, the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter – the oldest order of chivalry in the world with members including the Queen, Prince Charles and 24 other Knights.

Lunch is on your own in Windsor this afternoon, either before or after the castle tour, depending on group flight arrival time into London.

After lunch head onward to the hotel in Oxford. All travelers will gather with your guide for an afternoon orientation and welcome after getting settled. 

The voco® Hotel Oxford Spires was built from local Cotswolds’ stone, surrounded by beautiful parkland alongside the Thames, a wonderful retreat from which to explore Oxford the City of Spires, a 10-minute walk away. 

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening at a local restaurant. 
Overnightvoco® Hotel Oxford Spires (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 03: Oxford - Cultural Explorations and Professional Meeting

After breakfast, the group will depart for a scenic drive in the Cotswolds. They are famous for their honey-colored limestone houses, historical market towns and rolling green hills framed by drystone walls represent an unspoiled idyll of quintessential England. Dotted amongst the picturesque rural scenery, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Camden and Laycock are only a few examples of a huge selection of postcard-pretty towns and villages offering independent cafes, pubs and shops, and bustling market squares. Then there are elegant stately homes like Chastleton House and Corsham Court, the national arboretum at Westonbirt and beautiful driving routes of the Romantic Road.

Return to Oxford and head to the Oxford Covered Market to explore. The market offers local crafts, food and drink of many independent businesses going back generations. Lunch will be provided in the area this afternoon.

This afternoon professionals will have time for a meeting with your local counterparts at a facility such as the University of Oxford or a local clinic.

Accompanying guests: Guests will depart with your guide after lunch to explore the city. Pass some of the oldest colleges such as the 13th Exeter College, the impressive Bodleian Library and Baliol College, which is something of an assembly line for British Prime Ministers. Other highlights include the Bridge of Sighs, which connects two parts of Herford College, the Eagle and Child Pub, where famous authors JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis would regularly meet. For those interested, the guide can point out some of the sites used for the Harry Potter films.

Dinner is by individual arrangement (own expense).

Overnight:  voco® Hotel Oxford Spires (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: Cambridge  - Cultural Exploration

Check out of your Oxford hotel and head to Cambridge (2.5-hour drive approximately). 

Enjoy lunch at a local pub or restaurant this afternoon.

Today you will enjoy a punting tour and a student/alumnus led orientation walking tour.

The university city of Cambridge is an attractive collection of grand college buildings and vast green urban parks. The students of the prestigious university buzz around the streets on bikes whilst tourists may take to the picturesque River Cam on the local gondola-like punts. Highlights include the beautiful gothic chapel of Kings College, and the Bridge of Sighs and ornate 16th century Great Gate of St John’s College. During your tour of Cambridge, you will also hear about the history of the university and about famous former students like Darwin, Newton and Hawking.

The punt station incorporates seven individually licensed boat owners. Two of these boat owners have worked together for the last ten years under the umbrella of The Cambridge Punt Company providing a bespoke, original and personalized service.

Check into your local hotel late this afternoon. Tamburlaine Hotel’s enchanting décor meets absolute luxury with each charming room being full of character, with a base palette of Cambridge blue highlighting dark wood paneling, polished concrete, gleaming brass and richly patterned fabrics. 

This evening the group will attend an Evensong performance at Kings College Chapel. Founded in 1441, the highlight of Kings College is unarguably the late-gothic King’s Chapel - an ornate masterwork of English craftsmanship. When gazing upwards at the breathtaking fan-vault ceiling, beautiful stained-glass windows and famous baroque painter Ruben’s Adoration of the Magi masterpiece, it’s easy to see why it took over a century to build.

Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant.

Overnight:  The Tamburlaine (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Cambridge - Professional Program & Cultural Exploration  
This morning professionals will have a meeting with local counterparts. Focus on enriching your understanding of the mental health practice through short but intense immersion into the rich mental health traditions and practices with your professional colleagues.

Accompanying guests: This morning guests will visit Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. Discover plants from all over the world in 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glass houses. The Garden is a treasure trove of over 8,000 plant species, including nine National Collections and a wonderful arboretum.

Lunch will be provided this afternoon.

After lunch, the group will drive to Ely (one hour drive each way). With a population of just 20,000, Ely is home to the magnificent, 900-year-old Ely Cathedral. It dominates the skyline of the small but historically important city and began as a monastery set up by Queen Etheldreda in the 7th century and over the centuries was a pilgrimage site to the Queen despite being destroyed and rebuilt as an abbey and eventually a cathedral in the 11th century. It has a unique 14th century octagonal lantern tower – a real medieval marvel – but the 13th century quire and a 14th century Lady Chapel are also to be admired. On site is also the Stained-Glass Museum where over 125 glass panels tell the story over 800 years of this precious craft.

Delight in afternoon tea in a quintessentially English country house surrounded by delightful gardens and meadow parkland. As you partake in this very British practice, look out onto the wonderful garden and enjoy abundant English flowers and sweeping lawns.

Return to Cambridge, where dinner is on your own. 

Overnight: The Tamburlaine (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

​​Day 06: St. Albans - Cultural Exploration 
This morning the group will say goodbye to Cambridge and head to London. En-route visit St Albans Museum and Gallery. Opened to the public in 2018, it has become a leading center for arts and culture at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities. Set over three floors, the newly created state-of-the-art gallery showcases over 2,000 years of priceless heritage and displays contemporary artworks – sharing local, national and world treasures with all.

Immediately following, the group will go on a walking tour of the area. Be transported back to the medieval period as you walk around the historic marketplace with a specialized guide. You will hear tales about the life and times of the people who visited, lived and worked here. Life was far from easy in those turbulent times. Follow the pilgrims' route to the Abbey church and beyond.

Lunch will be provided at a local fish and chip shop before heading onward to your hotel in London. The Mandeville Hotel’s Marylebone location is at the doorstep of Bond Street, Marylebone High Street and Selfridges, surrounded by the best of London’s shopping, The West End and London’s iconic attractions, arts & culture, food & drink.

Enjoy a dinner cruise on the River Thames. The cruise combines fine dining, sight-seeing and live entertainment creating an outstanding cruise experience. Sit back, relax and watch the lights from the banks of the Thames dance on the water as day slips into night. 
Overnight: Mandeville Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: London - Professional Program
Continue your professional exchange today during a meeting with professionals from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.They are the professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers from training through to retirement, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the United Kingdom. Discuss topics of mutual interest and hear from a representative about the role of the college in supporting local mental health professionals.

After lunch, wrap up your meetings with a visit to a local hospital or clinic (permission pending).

Accompanying guests: Guests will explore the V & A Museum this morning. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Then enjoy a tour of the Royal Albert Hall on the northern edge of South Kensington. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. You’ll discover how the building was funded, the royal love story that nearly stopped it from being built, and how they solved one of the UK’s most enduring engineering challenges – the Royal Albert Hall echo. You might even be lucky enough to hear a legendary artist in soundcheck! The remainder of the day is yours to explore or relax.

Dinner will be on your own this evening.

Overnight: Mandeville Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: London - Cultural Exploration
Today head out to explore the National Gallery. It houses some of the most famous paintings from the 13-20th centuries and has a revolving collection as well as special exhibits. You might see van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire or Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. The Gallery's aim is to care for the collection, to enhance it for future generations, primarily by acquisition, and to study it, while encouraging access to the pictures for the education and enjoyment of the widest possible public now and in the future.

Lunch will be on your own this afternoon.

The afternoon is dedicated to exploring the Churchill War Rooms of the Imperial War Museum. These underground bunkers protected the British leadership from the German bombing raids as they plotted the survival and eventual victory of Britain and the Allied Forces during World War II. Today you can navigate the winding corridors of the bunker and discover how life was for Winston Churchill and his staff who lived and worked around the clock under the streets of London. Explore fascinating spaces like the Map Room, which has been left untouched since 1945, and the Cabinet Room.

Wrap up your explorations with a Blitz walking tour (90 minute) that explores how the City of London was devastated during the Blitz of 1940/41 before the modern city arose from the flames. 

Say goodbye as you reflect and share memories over a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. 

Overnight: Mandeville Hotel (or similar) 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Return to the USA

Enjoy some time this morning to relax before heading to the airport to check in for your flight home. Depending on the flight time, lunch is by individual arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast

Professional Participants - As this Nanda Journey program is focused primarily on professional development, costs associated with your participation on the program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with a tax professional to determine eligibility.

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​

Through professional site visits and discussions, learn more about the current state of mental health services and policies in England. Meet with medical professionals and mental health practitioners from a variety of settings in England including local hospitals, clinics and the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists. Unlike the system in the U.S., the college is responsible for setting specialty training standards, examining candidates for specialty certification, and advocating for psychiatrists and patients - all under a single-payer government system. Learn about mental health policies, education and training and the public healthcare system in the UK called the National Health Service. Some of the sites you will explore in England include a stop at Windsor Castle, a scenic drive through the Cotswolds, a day trip to Ely to see their 900-year-old cathedral, and enjoy a themed walking tour in the historic St. Albans city center.  Visit a traditional English Pub for lunch and enjoy the variety of other local restaurants throughout your journey.

Optional Pre Program Extension: London 

Optional Post Program Extension: Belfast, Northern Ireland & Dublin, Ireland

​6.0-8.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be sought for this journey


Tamburlaine Hotel - Cambridge

England: London, Oxford, Cambridge, St. Albans | 9 days |October 2-10, 2021 | $6,399

Shared Room
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$1,966.33 USD
Total $6,398.99 USD
Single Room
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$2,432.66 USD
Total $7,797.98 USD
*Please call 1-888-747-7501 if you wish to make individual credit card payments. Final balance MUST be paid 60 days prior to travel. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions at top of page.
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