Mental health training

AMHPs and mental health staff

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
Learning outcomes
Additional information 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. 
Maximum places 12
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/300 ZOOM 06 February 2023 - COURSE CLOSED 09:30 - 16:30
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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
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/79 ZOOM Meeting 18 January 2023 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 
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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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/95 ZOOM Meeting 15 February 2023 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
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/89 Wellshurst Golf Club, Hellingly 11 January 2023  09:30 - 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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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/93 MS Teams 12 January 2023 10:00 - 12:00
ASC/23/94 MS Teams 13 April 2023 10:00 - 12:00
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Wellbeing


Mental health conditions

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 16
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/91 The White Rock Hotel, Hastings 14 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/248 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 09 June 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/249 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 11 September 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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Real Talk - conversations that save lives (Suicide First Aid)

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management
Subject Mental Health
Course description A 3-hour Real Talk Webinar to help people talk openly and honestly about suicide.
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 To understand how suicide can affect anyone – and that anyone can help prevent it. To name the fears that stop us talking – and how we can break them down. To increase confidence to talk openly and directly about suicide. To understand the limits of our role and learn about local/national resources.
Additional information Online session on Zoom - link to access on confirmation of place.
Maximum places 16 
Closing date One day prior to course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/418  ZOOM Meeting 16 February 2023 12:30 - 16:00
ASC/23/419  ZOOM Meeting 09 March 2023 09:30 - 13:00
ASC/23/420  ZOOM Meeting 29 March 2023 09:30 - 13:00
ASC/23/421 ZOOM Meeting 14 April 2023 09:30 - 13:00
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Mental health first aid

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


Cancellations

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