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Code: BH/19/1205 Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Study Day: Dignity and Respect in Mental Health Act Assessments

This Study Day will be a whole day workshop led by Dr Amy Pollard, Founder and Director of the Mental Health Collective.  Dr Pollard chaired the Dignity & Safety topic group for the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act.  A key recommendation of the topic group was that The Mental Health Act should specify humanity, dignity, empowerment and supporting people to flourish as principles and pillars to support changes in practice.

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1 08 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/0684 Supporting Mental Health: Practical Skills for Managers (am session)

Supporting Mental Health: Practical Skills for Managers

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1 24 January 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map

Code: BH/19/0685 Supporting Mental Health: Practical Skills for Managers (pm session)

Supporting Mental Health: Practical Skills for Managers

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1 11 March 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map

Code: BH/19/0959 Mental Health Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This basic awareness course will provide an opportunity to reflect on your own attitudes to, and knowledge of mental health.

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1 16 December 2019 13:30 - 17:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map

Code: BH/20/0051 Mental Health Awareness (EVENT FULL)

This basic awareness course will provide an opportunity to reflect on your own attitudes to, and knowledge of mental health.

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1 16 December 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map

Code: BH/19/1165 Adult CPD - Ethics, Values and Equalities in Mental Health

Register your interest in this 20 Credit, Masters Level 7, course by the 28th June 2019. 

The module offers an in-depth exploration of issues in relation to ethics, values and equalities in the field of mental health.  The overarching aim is to enable students to reflect critically upon the contested nature of mental health and the debates in relation to ethics and values that this engenders.  An exploration of service users’ experiences of stigma, discrimination and inequality will be central to the module, as well as a critical perspective on power.  Students will also examine the development of users and carers as consumers and researchers of mental health interventions, and what this means for social inclusion.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 15 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 20 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 22 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 28 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/1166 Adult CPD - Social & Psychological Contexts of Mental Health

Register your interest in this 40 Credit, Masters Level 7 Course by the 28th June 2019. 

This module takes a critical approach to the contested nature and origins of mental health, mental illness and mental disorder, with an emphasis on social perspectives. Through the examination of a range of models of mental disorder and interventions, students are encouraged to reflect on the nature of diagnosis and treatment. In particular, they will be supported to gain a greater understanding of the implications of mental disorders and treatments for service users, families and carers.

5000 word essay which explores different perspectives on, and interventions for, a particular form of mental disorder, and considers the relevance of this knowledge for practice. 

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1 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 26 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 02 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 03 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 04 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/1172 AMHP PG Dip Approved Mental Health Practice (EVENT FULL)

Applications are invited to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional January – June 2020

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 University of Brighton application form which can be found in the 'attached documents' by Friday 23rd August. Application forms to be returned to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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 27th August.

(Alternative date of 19th August can be offered application forms will need to be submitted By Thursday 15th August)

Additionally prospective applicants  are invited to contact the AMHP Practice Manager, Judith Matthews, on 0300 304 0075 for an informal discussion and to arrange for some pre-application shadowing experience in the AMHP team based at Millview Hospital.

Please see attached 'AMHP Applicant Information' flyer for further course details.

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1 13 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/0781 Mindfulness for Children and Young People

This one day experiential course introduces the concept and practice of Mindfulness for child and adolescent wellbeing. This day will provide a number of experiential and practical activities which may be applied in working with children and families and to workers emotional wellbeing.

Current theory, research and evidence specifically related to children and young people's mental and physical health will be covered and further training and development opportunities signposted to.

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1 09 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/18/1715 LSCB - Trauma Informed Practice a Multi-Agency Approach

Trauma, particularly in early childhood, can have severe impact on a child throughout their life. It can manifest as behavioural issues, and have a severe effect on both their mental and physical health. When they grow older they may can be drawn into violence, criminal activity, and self harm, as well as being more likely to engage in health-harming behaviours. These issues can continue to have effect on the manner in which they interact with others throughout their life, including their own children, and they are more likely to become a victim of abuse, or a potential perpetrator, in their own relationships.

We often refer to these traumatic events Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Almost half of the adult population of England have had some form of adversity within their childhood or adolescence. These can include bereavement, neglect, violence, being witness to domestic abuse, sexual assault and substance use by parents and carers.

This training event will raise awareness of the issues relating to working with children and families where there has been some form of trauma. This is a joint enterprise between the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), Public Health and partners from Sussex University

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1 16 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map