Bi-monthly forums to discuss operational and practice issues as they arise. AMHP's attending the forums gain 3 hours CPD towards ongoing registration.

This 3 hour webinar is designed to provide AMHPs with an opportunity to examine some of the legal aspects of the admission and treatment of children and young people with complex mental health needs.  The webinar will cover relevant parts of the 2015 MHA Code of Practice and recent case law.


This half-day course focuses on the medical issues relevant in older age psychiatry and aims to assist AMHPs by giving them detailed information as it applies to this age group. These include mental and physical health issues, how these present in older age, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. The day will also integrate guidance in the MHA Code of Practice. AMHPs will be assisted in applying this knowledge to their practice through a range of dilemmas and examples in practice.


Course Outline: 

This course will provide AMHP’s with an update in relation to recent case law and examine some of the key issues identified in practice.  

The session includes best practice recommendations, current research and learning from case law to real life scenarios to allow AMHP’s to apply their knowledge, skills and experience in respect of mental health work, explore their own values and reflect on how they can improve their professional practice in their own agency and within a multi-agency context. Our legal Update Training is always bespoke and current, reflecting the most recent caselaw and best practice as well as issues identified locally as a challenge or a priority, therefore the learning outcomes for this course are unique and tailored for each occasion that it is delivered.

This course explores the perspective of the Citizen, their families and communities and challenges us to recognise, seek and redress any policy and practices which may dis-empower the service user.  The recommendations from the Mental Health Act review, updates on the progress of the liberty protection safeguards, interface with the Children Act and the thorny issue of PR and NR will be explored, as well as focus on updates in relation to the MCA/DoLS interface and recent case law will be discussed.