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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness


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  • MHA Section 12 Refresher Training

  • Approved Clinician Induction Training

  • For Child and Adolescent Mental Health Professionals

Forthcoming Courses



Thursday 27 - Friday 28 November 2014


Now fully booked!!!


The Royal College of Psychiatrists has delivered high quality MHA courses for many years, led by our excellent team: 

  • Sarah Cannell, Approved Mental Health Professional, London
  • Dr Suyog Dhakras, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Southampton
  • Camilla Parker, Mental Health Consultant, London


Course Content

  • Supervised community treatment
  • Definition of mental disorder and criteria for detention
  • Advocacy
  • Children Act / Human Rights Act
  • Mental Health Review Tribunal
  • Professional roles
  • Nearest relative
  • Deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • Age appropriate services
  • Principles of the Act
  • Voice of the service user
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Completing the documentation
  • Case studies
  • The assessment in action

Please note this is a two-day course.


Becoming an Approved Clinician/Renewing Section 12 Approval

Attendance at this course is only one part of the process – contact your local Section 12 Administrator for information on criteria for approval/reapproval.


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