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AMHP PG Dip Approved Mental Health Practice

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Applications are invited to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional January – June 2023

The prospective applicants must be:

·        Employed by B&HCC and,

·        Social Work England registered social worker, or,

·        Registered mental health or learning disability nurse with the NMC, or,

·        HCPC registered Occupational Therapist, or,

·        BPS registered Psychologist.

You will need the support from your line manager to apply, in the knowledge this is a 5-6 month full time course with a 40 day placement in the dedicated AMHP team.

On successful passing of the course you will be considered for approval (warranting) under the Mental Health Act 1983 to carry out the roles and responsibilities of an AMHP on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council.

There is an annual market supplement payable to warranted AMHPs who undertake 30 days on the AMHP rota each year (pro rata days and payment for part-timers). In addition you will need to undertake a minimum of 18 hours (3 days) AMHP related training to comply with the Regulations every year.

To apply please click on 'request a place' and complete and return the AMHP application form which can be found in the 'attached documents' by 5th August 2022. Application forms to be returned to 

Brighton & Hove City Council will interview applicants prior to selecting the applicant(s) who will be put forward to the University of Brighton for their round of interviews (dates TBC late August/early Sept)

Additionally prospective applicants  are invited to contact the AMHP Practice Manager, James Parlett for an informal discussion: 

Please see attached application forms for further details. Please submit application form to

The University are running an introductory session for potential applicants. This will take place via Microsoft Teams on the afternoon of Monday 20 June 2022: 2:30pm-4pm. During this session they will provide information about the course and discuss some of the things people might consider before applying. Previous cohorts say they have found this very useful in terms of preparing for both the interview and the course. If people would like to attend this session, please could they email Lianne Finlay: for a link to the session.
Start Date
Monday 16 January 2023
End Date
Tuesday 6 June 2023
09:30 - 16:30
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Learning outcomes

You must pass successfully all the following modules:

  • SS7128 Ethics, Values and Equality in Mental Health (20 credits)

  • SS7127 Social and Psychological Contexts of Mental Health (40 credits)

  • SS7121 Applied Mental Health Law and Policy (20 credits)

  • SS7131 Managing Mental Health Act Assessments and Interventions (40 credits)

     More information on the specific learning outcomes for this module will be sent to you in the module handbook by the university once you have been successful registered.

Additional information

University interviews will take place on the 10th and 11th October 2022


Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Health / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
University of Brighton, Room TBC by University, Falmer Campus
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University of Brighton
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