Introduction to the Mental Health Act and Code

  • Course description:

    Comments from previous course delegates

    “Good course that provided me with information that we can take back into the workplace and put into practice that will help with day to day treatments with patients”

    “Really enjoyed the day, Feel now I have a better logical understanding. Well Presented!”

    “I really enjoyed the course, well worth the journey from West Cumbria, thanks”

    “Peter has a wealth of knowledge and presents an intense topic but in a formal and entertaining way”

    “Very good introduction to the subject – very necessary information for a MH Lawyer”

    “Really useful course, your practical examples/cases brought it to life”

    “Very informative and well pitched for me as IMHA”

    “Exceeded my expectations. I would whole heartedly recommend this course to colleagues. All the facts were there, backed up by examples which helped put into context and made more interesting. It has been a useful and enjoyable experience, Thank you!”

    “An excellent presentation of what is a dry subject. The presenters enthusiasm kept me interested – even after 3pm! The presentation material given will be a good reference tool to take back to my team”

    ” I will certainly be recommending this course to others, in particular our advocates that will be used for tribunals. It would also be helpful to our consultant psychiatrists”

    This course is essential for those with little or no knowledge of the Mental Health Act who wish to obtain a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the subject. The emphasis of this day is on how the law works in practice.

    Content (10.00am – 3.30pm)

    • Overview of the Mental Health Act 1983
    • Definitions and terms
    • Assessment for possible admission to hospital
    • MHA or MCA?
    • New Powers of entry (s.135)
    • New Police powers (s.136)
    • Civil admission (ss.2, 3, & 4)
    • Admission to hospital via Courts / Prison
    • Treatment under Part IV, MHA 1983
    • Second opinion appointed doctors
    • Holding powers of doctors (s.5(2))
    • Holding powers of nurses (s.5(4))
    • Leave (s.17)
    • Absence without leave (s.18)
    • First and Upper Tier Tribunals
    • Hospital Managers hearings
    • Care Programme Approach
    • s.117 aftercare
    • Guardianship (s.7)
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  • Venue: PELT, Hoylake, Merseyside CH47 2AE
  • Date of course: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
  • Begins: 10am (30 mins for lunch)
  • Ends: 3.30 pm
  • Cost of course: £125+vat
  • Price includes: Refreshments and training materials but NOT lunch.
  • Terms & conditions: Substitutes welcome. No transfers or cancellations within 14 days. Prior to this 20% administration charge. PELT right to cancel course. Accreditation. For solicitors (5 hours - SRA). For psychiatrists (5 CPD points - Royal College of Psychiatrists) as part of a Personal Development Plan (subject to peer group approval).
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