AMHP Training

Access training and development for Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs).

AMHPs must undertake 18 hours of training each year to be able to act as an AMHP for a local authority under the Mental Health Act regulations. On this page, we are collating a range of training information, articles and webinars that will support AMHPs to meet their training requirements. All training undertaken has to be authorised by the local authority that warrants each AMHP, so it is important to keep a record and check this with your local authority AMHP lead.

 

  • The first Yorkshire AMHP conference

    The Yorkshire AMHP conference is a learning and development forum held three times a year for AMHPs across Yorkshire and neighbouring areas as part of the 18-hours training that AMHPs are required. This is the first virtual conference and is looking at some of the issues raised for AMHPs by the coronavirus pandemic.

    ⇨  Watch the virtual conference 

  • AMHP leads – application of video/digital assessments within the Mental Health Act during COVID-19 (27 May 2020)
    This webinar aims to support AMHPs in their decision making on the application of video assessments during the pandemic period, whilst maintaining the principles of the Mental Health Act.

    ⇨  View webinar 
    ⇨  Print webinar slides 

  • The interface between the MCA and MHA (10 June 2020)
    This webinar by Alex Ruck Keen, Barrister, member of the MHA review working group and expert on the MCA and MHA, discusses the interface between the MHA and MCA, looking at the position both inside and outside hospital.

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  • Stone, K.Vicary, S.Scott, C. & Buckland, R. (2019)
    Ethical approval and being a virtuous social work researcher. The experience of multi-site research in UK health and social care: an Approved Mental Health Professional case study, Journal of Ethics and Social Welfare.
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  • Dixon, J., Wilkinson, M., Stone, K. and Laing, J. (2019) 
    Treading a tightrope: Professional perspectives on balancing the rights of patients and relatives under the Mental Health Act in England, Health & Social Care in the Community.
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  • Stone, K (2019) "Nurse AMHPs: an exploratory study of their experiences", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 14 Issue: 2, pp.86-95.
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  • Stone, K (2018) Approved Mental Health Professionals and Detention: An Exploration of Professional Differences and Similarities, Practice Social Work in Action.
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