Mental health training

AMHP Mental Health Training

AMHP Practice with Older People

AMHP Practice with Older People
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) 
Subject Mental Health
Course description With input from a number of speakers, this day will refresh your learning around AMHP work with older people and provide an opportunity for you reflect on your own practice. More details of speakers and session timings to follow. 
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date 5 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions one
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AMHP Assessing People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions - Refresher

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) 
Subject Mental Health
Course description This session will allow AMHPs to update their knowledge around autism spectrum conditions and to consider best practice in this area. 
Learning outcomes Understanding autistic spectrum conditions Communication and sensory challenges for people with autistic spectrum conditions Assessing people with autistic spectrum conditions.
Additional information This course will be delivered via MS Teams by the University of Brighton.
Maximum places 20
Closing date 5 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions one
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Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)  ESCC Assessment & Care Management 
Subject Mental Health 
Course description This course gives AMHPs the opportunity to update their legal knowledge and skills under the Mental Health Act 1983.
Training objectives There will be a strong focus on practice dilemmas. The content of this course will change as it provides up to date summaries of recent case law and responds to requests from the Sussex AMHP Leads to cover practice issues which are immediately relevant to our AMHPs. 
Learning outcomes
Additional information Please note: the  Zoom link to join the course will be sent directly to confirmed delegates' work email addresses by the University.
Maximum places 12 (06.06.2023) 25 (14.09.2023)
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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AMHP Refresher Trauma Informed Approaches to Working with People with Personality Disorder

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)  
Subject Mental Health 
Course description The aim of the session is to explore trauma and it's impacts on mental health, personality difficulties and violence/challenging behaviour. Also, to discuss trauma-sensitive issues pertinent to practice, including assessment, conceptualisation and treatment.  The session will be presented by Dr Filipa Alves-Costa, a psychologist with Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, North London Forensic Service .
Maximum places 20
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Community Treatment Orders and Guardianship training for AMHPs

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) 
Subject Mental Health 
Course description
Training objectives
  • Outline criteria for use of Community Treatment Orders
    • Outline factors to consider when approving a CTO application or renewal
    • Provide a summary of case law  
    • Provide a critical analysis of research  
    • Provide a summary of case law relevant to the use of Guardianship 
    • Provide a critical analysis of research into the use of Guardianship
Learning outcomes  
• Improve understanding of Community Treatment Order criteria and processes, the role of the AMHP, including relevant research and policy 
• Gain understanding of case law relevant to the use of CTOs 
• Improve understanding of s7 and s37 Guardianship criteria and processes, the role of the AMHP, including relevant research and policy 
• Gain understanding of when MCA and CTO or Guardianship may be appropriate. 
Additional information
Maximum places 8
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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AMHP Refresher – AMHP Practice and Eating Disorders

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) 
Subject Mental Health 
Course description With input from a number of speakers, this day will refresh your learning around AMHP work with people with eating disorders and provide an opportunity for you reflect on your own practice.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date one week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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AMHP Nearest Relative

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)  ESCC Assessment & Care Management 
Subject Mental Health 
Course description This course aims to provide Approved Mental Health Professionals an opportunity to update their legal knowledge and skills in respect of the role of nearest relative as defined in the Mental Health Act 1983. This is an interactive course where participants will be encouraged to discuss legal and local practice issues. 
Training objectives
Learning outcomes Learning outcomes  Participants will be: 
• confident in the process of identifying the nearest relative 
• understand their statutory duties and how to apply them to practice 
• refreshed in their knowledge of relevant case law and implications for AMHP practice 
• understand the grounds and process for applying to the County Court for re-appointment of an NR  
Additional information When your place is confirmed, you will receive a link to several documents that you will need to refer to/complete as part of the course. 
Maximum places 8
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Co-creating safety – using Solution Focused Practice with young people in crisis

Co-creating safety – using Solution Focused Practice with young people in crisis
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
Subject Mental Health Training
Course description This course is offered to AMHPs as part of a series of training events offered by Brighton University to support AMHPs to achieve their mandatory training requirements. The course will be delivered by  Nick Perry (ESCC) and Luke Goldie- McSorley (EPUT)
Training objectives This is an inter-active workshop co-facilitated by social workers from different fields within English statutory social work environments.  There will be a combination of slides, live role play and group exercises which might include content on developing rapport with young people; assessing and balancing risk; and facilitating the co-creation of safety all through a lens of Solution Focused Practice.
Learning outcomes
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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ASC/24/482 MS Teams 04 July 2024 09:30 - 16:30
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Coroner's Court Skills

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) / Assessment & Care Management / All Mental Health Staff
Subject Mental Health Training
Course description This training course aims to familiarise local authority and healthcare staff with the Coroner’s Court process, with particular focus on report writing and giving evidence in the Coroner’s Court. The day includes opportunities for practice skills training to develop confidence in presenting evidence in the Coroner’s Court setting. 
Training objectives The day will include the following: 
  • Coroner’s Court- overview 
  • Types of cases  
  • Schedule 5 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Prevention of Future 
  • Deaths PFD reports 
  • Local authority/NHS role 
  • Pre inquest disclosure 
  • Pre-inquest reviews 
  • Role of legal services
  • Case scenario  
  • Chronology of key events 
  • Information gathering from outside agencies 
  • Preparation of a statement for court 
  • Structure and content (small group exercise) 
  • Practice skills giving evidence in court. 
Learning outcomes
  • Be familiar with the process in Coroner's Court 
  • Understand the role of local authority and healthcare staff  
  • Be more confident about giving evidence  
  • Have a clearer understanding of how to write reports for Coroner’s Court.
Additional information
Maximum places 25
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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ASC/24/183 ZOOM Meeting 15 May 2024 09:30 - 16:00
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Mental Health Tribunals: Skills in Practice

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) / Assessment & Care Management 
Subject Mental Health 
Course description Health and Social Care Professionals are increasingly required to prepare and give evidence at Mental Health Tribunals.  The day includes: 
• MHT Law and practice  
• Preparing a report  
• Content of Reports and the Practice Direction 
• Links with Facilities reports and Care and Treatment Reviews 
• Presenting evidence and cross examination 
• Making decisions and debrief. 
Training objectives The training aims to increase participants' understanding of the relevant process and procedure related to MHTs. The day will enable participants to understand the purpose of the Mental Health Tribunal (MHT) and content of social circumstances reports. It will also provide an overview of the law in relation to MHTs. 
Learning outcomes It is anticipated participants will have: 
  • Increased their knowledge of the statutory frameworks and rules within which MHTs operate
  • Enhanced their skills for giving evidence at MHTs
  • Increased understanding of what is required of reports to the MHT and how to involve the patient
  • Enhanced their effectiveness in the MHT setting
Additional information
Maximum places 25
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Risks, benefits and decision making for AMHPs

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
Subject Mental Health Training
Course description This course is offered to AMHPs as part of a series of training events offered by Brighton University to support AMHPs to achieve their mandatory training requirements. The course will be delivered by Christine Hutchingson from Edge Training LTD.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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ASC/24/481 Falmer Campus, University of Brighton 04 June 2024 - COURSE CLOSED 10:00 - 16:30 
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Solution-focused Practice and the Role of the AMHP

Course details
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Target audience AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) 
Subject Mental Health 
Course description There will be no separate MS Teams link sent for this session, as it will be an extension of the AMHP Reflective session, for which links are already in your calendars.  This course is intended to give AMHPs a different lens through which to view and organise MHA assessment work. There will be a strong focus on practising skills, ‘twin-tracking’ statutory and therapeutic roles, and thinking about the application of the model via case discussion and reflection. 
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
  • Developed knowledge of the history and techniques of Solution-Focused Practice
    • Reflected on the use of solution-focused questions within an MHA assessment context
    • Practiced asking and answering solution-focused questions 
    • Discussed their learning with fellow AMHPs and started to consider case-related examples. 
Additional information
Maximum places 9
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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ASC/24/483 MS Teams 11 July 2024 10:00 - 12:00
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Mental health

Mental Health Act 1983 - An Introduction

Course details
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Target audience
  • ESCC Assessment & Care Management
Subject
  • Mental Health
Course description This course is aimed at supporting and furthering the knowledge base of Social Workers / RO’s / OT’s allocated workers within ASC who support individuals who may come into contact with the Mental Health Act 1983. Any other professional who may be considering undertaking AMHP training.
Training objectives This course is suitable for staff working with clients who have mental health needs.  The course focusses on introducing the Mental Health Act with an overview of its main functions.  Supporting staff in their decision making when supporting clients with mental health needs and when a possible referral to the AMHP service is required.  
Learning outcomes The MHA 83 provides a statutory framework to how individuals with mental health needs can be supported both in the community and a within hospital setting if required.  To understand when and why an induvial can be detained under the MHA 83, including the support mechanisms in place to support the client.  
Additional information Learners to have an awareness of the MHA and or have completed Mental Health Conditions – Awareness.
Maximum places 16
3 days before course date 
Cost 0
Number of sessions 1
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ASC/24/417 MS Teams 30 May 2024 09:30 - 12:30 
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Mental Health Conditions - Awareness

Course details
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Target audience ESCC ACM /ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants / Unpaid Carers 
Subject Mental Health Training
Course description Mental ill health can affect the way a person is able to manage aspects of everyday life including how to think, feel and behave. This course will provide delegates with knowledge of some of the different mental health conditions, and some of the treatments available. 
Training objectives Explore myth versus reality in relation to mental health.  Understanding of the following conditions, the signs and symptoms and some of the treatments available: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Suicide and self-harm, Substance misuse, Personality disorders, Psychosis, Schizophrenia.  
Learning outcomes • Basic knowledge of some of the conditions associated with mental ill health 
• Recognise some of the signs and symptoms of mental ill health 
• Know where to go for advice and guidance in relation to specific mental health conditions. 
Additional information Delegates will receive an information pack at the end of the course giving information, advice, and guidance on mental health support in East Sussex.  
Maximum places 18
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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ASC/24/413 Wellshurst Golf & Country Club, Hellingly 23 May 2024 09:30 - 13:00
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Real Talk - developing skills and confidence to talk about suicide

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management
Subject Mental Health
Course description A 3.5-hour course to help people start  open and honest conversations about suicide, using safe and respectful language.
Training objectives An opportunity for people to gain the skills and confidence in talking about suicide and to start feeling comfortable with the language and the feelings that come up.
Learning outcomes
  • Learn common myths about suicide, how they affect us and our community
  • Understand risk factors and causes around suicide 
  • Discuss language around suicide and how to keep ourselves and others safe with our words
  • Practice starting conversations about suicide and how to deal with different responses
  • Understand the limits of a conversation and explore local and national resources
  • Talk about the wider impact and causes of suicide
  • Examine how suicide can affect anyone and anyone can help to prevent it
  • Recognise and discuss the fears that stop people from talking and learn how to break them down
Additional information Online session on Zoom - link to access on confirmation of place.
Maximum places 20
Closing date One day prior to course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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ASC/24/485 Zoom Meeting 31 July 2024 09:30 - 13:00
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Mental Health First Aid

ESCC staff should look on the Corporate Training Section for this training

Trauma Informed Practice - Introduction

Course details
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Target audience ESCC ACM staff
Subject Mental Health Training 
Course description This training session is an introduction to trauma informed practice, exploring different types of trauma, the impacts and signs of trauma and strategies to support adults who have experienced trauma.
Training objectives  “A strengths-based framework grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasises physical, psychological, and emotional safety for everyone, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment” (Hopper et al., 2010).
Learning outcomes
  • Define and explore different types of trauma.
  • Recognise the signs, indicators, and impact of trauma.
  • Describe strategies to support adults who have experienced trauma.
  • Examine the impact of working with trauma on your own wellbeing.
  • Increase understanding of working in a trauma informed way.
Additional information Participants should be aware this training session may cover topics that could be emotionally triggering or distressing, including discussions of trauma, adverse childhood experiences and vicarious trauma.
Maximum places 16 
Closing date 3 days before course date 
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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ASC/24/133 MS Teams 23 July 2024 09:30 - 12:30 
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Wellbeing

Wellbeing for Mental Health Teams

Course details
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Target audience
  • ESCC Assessment & Care Management
  • ESCC Directly Provided Services
Subject Mental Health
Course description This is a 3 hour Bespoke course for Mental Health Teams only and will be held on MS Teams. It offers delegates the opportunity to explore wellbeing, why it matters and to examine the link with emotional intelligence.
Training Objectives
  • Reflect on wellbeing theories – how might these help you.
  • Explore your pillars of health.
  • Strategies to avoid burnout.
  • Understanding your stress container.
  • Consider self and colleague compassion.
  • Develop your toolkit.
Learning outcomes
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing date 1  week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress (6 week course)


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