Mental Health Assessor Refresher Training
Click to view more

Mental Health Assessor Refresher Training


This is a refresher course for all Mental Health Assessors, providing an essential update on case law and other developments relevant to the Mental Health Assessor's role.

The programme will provide a refresher and legal update on key provisions of the MCA and DoLS and the Mental Health Assessor's role and assessments. Key developments and 'hot topics' will be considered from a legal and practical perspective.

The day will be an interactive mix of presentations, case studies and quizzes. All participants will be invited to identify issues they wish to cover and to raise questions and points for discussion throughout the day. Comprehensive materials will be provided for delegates to refer to.


The day will be facilitated throughout by Helen Kingston, a solicitor and consultant with DAC Beachcroft (and former principal lecturer at Northumbria University) with input from a BIA perspective and clinical perspective. Helen has extensive experience in providing Mental Health Assessor training. Helen regularly provides training for Best Interests Assessors (both refresher and initial training), Supervisory Bodies and Signatories. Helen also provides regular Mental Health Act training, including approved courses for s.12 and AC induction and refreshers.

Course Feedback

"Very well organised, good examples and excellent speakers".

"As ever another "tour de force" from Helen Kingston."

"Managed to make a dry subject interesting and fun."

"Extremely helpful refresher."

2018 - 2019 Programme Dates and Venues

We are currently setting dates for our next programme, as follows:

February 2019 (exact date TBC) Newcastle
March 2019 (exact date TBC) Newcastle
April 2019 (exact date TBC) Newcastle

Please contact us in the meantime for further information, or if you are interested in us arranging a bespoke session for you/your organisation.

Contact Michelle Hall on 0191 404 4055 or e-mail

Related Articles

Our Lawyers View All

Our Lawyers - Simon Cheverst

Simon Cheverst

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Simon specialises in healthcare with a particular focus on mental health,…

Our Lawyers - Jemma Gillson

Jemma Gillson

Senior Associate Newcastle

Jemma specialises in mental health and capacity law and is experienced in…

Our Lawyers - Diane Hallatt

Diane Hallatt

Partner Leeds

Diane Hallett has extensive knowledge of clinical negligence, Judicial…

Our Lawyers - Helen Kingston

Helen Kingston

Consultant Newcastle

Helen Kingston has extensive experience advising NHS Trusts, local…

Our Lawyers - Paul McGough

Paul McGough

Partner Leeds

Paul is a Partner in our Healthcare Regulatory Team in Leeds…

Our Lawyers - Peter Merchant

Peter Merchant

Partner Leeds

Peter has over 15 years' experience of providing advice to the public…

Our Lawyers - Will Pickles

Will Pickles

Senior Associate Bristol

Will is a healthcare regulatory lawyer based in our Bristol office…

Our Lawyers - Gary Rice

Gary Rice

Partner Dublin

Gary is an experienced regulatory, information and commercial law…

Our Lawyers - Niall Sexton

Niall Sexton

Senior Associate Dublin

Niall joined DAC Beachcroft in 2015 from a US based law firm in London…

Our Lawyers - Corinne Slingo

Corinne Slingo

Partner Bristol

Corinne leads the national Healthcare Regulatory team advising on all…

Our Lawyers - Gill Weatherill

Gill Weatherill

Partner Newcastle

Gill is a partner in our Healthcare Regulatory team specialising in mental…

Our Lawyers - Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods

Partner Bristol

Sarah specialises in advising the NHS and independent sector on healthcare…