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Code: BH/20/1227 AMHP PG Dip Approved Mental Health Practice (EVENT FULL)

Applications are invited to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional January – June 2021

The prospective applicants must be:

·        Employed by B&HCC and,

·        HCPC 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 4th August 2020. 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. Internal Interviews planned for 24th – 28th August 2020

Additionally prospective applicants  are invited to contact the AMHP Practice Manager, Dominic Marley, on 07471217487 for an informal discussion.

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

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1 11 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/20/1371 Anti racism and white privilege for Regulatory Services only (EVENT FULL)

Brighton & Hove City Council has made a commitment to becoming an anti-racist council.

As a predominantly white council we must recognise what we don’t know, what we don’t experience and see. We need to openly discuss the language we use and understand what different words mean to different people.

To support this, we want to educate staff on white privilege, language and structural racism, As a starting point, we are offering this training for staff.

This anti-racism session has been designed to:

  • support staff to strengthen their understanding of race equality and develop the knowledge and skills to identify and address racism in their workplace
  • Introduce participants to the main concepts of race equality, such as privilege and structural racism within a safe, open and reflective space
Please note this course is for Regulatory Services staff only. Other open courses are available.

The course will be delivered by Lesley Aitcheson, from training company Ceruleanblu. For the last 19 years, Lesley has provided training to range of well-respected organisations.

Lesley is a qualified and experienced organisational and learning development specialist, working with particular focus on leadership, equality and inclusion, organisational development, management skills, and personal development. 

Lesley is experienced in working in public, private and third sector organisations, including councils, universities, finance, retail, travel and space industries, the City, and in several well-known blue-chip organisations. She is also a a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with a part time practice in central London.

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1 11 January 2021 09:00 - 11:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/20/0116 Fire Risk Assessment - for council employees and schools ONLY

This course is designed to enable candidates to conduct stage 2 fire risk assessments in line with legislation and council policy.  The training will consist of practical and theoretical exercises which will enable candidates to identify fire safety hazards, assess the level of risk and implement practical control measures to minimize fire related risks at work.

Examples of potential fire safety hazards and the suitability of controls will be discussed.

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1 11 January 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0224 People & Performance Management (Microsoft Teams sessions)

For managers to develop the knowledge and confidence required to more effectively manage individual performance.


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1 11 January 2021 10:30 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0210 Prostate Cancer Awareness online session - 11-12noon (Microsoft Teams)

Prostate Cancer- the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40,000 new cases each year.

Did you know many people with early prostate cancer don’t have any signs or symptoms. However there are some things that may mean you're more likely to get prostate cancer, these are called risk factors, learn more about these and signs and symptoms.

You need a prostate gland to get prostate cancer. So it mostly affects men. Trans women and non-binary people who are born male (assigned male at birth) can also get prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is most common in older men. Learn about the sign and symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis.

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1 11 January 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map