Mental Health Assessor Refresher Training
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Mental Health Assessor Refresher Training

Programme

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.

Facilitators

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 mhall@dacbeachcroft.com.

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