About Section 12(2) and Approved Clinician training


All Section 12(2) and Approved Clinician courses are supported by experienced Solicitors, AMHPs, and Consultant Psychiatrists.

Courses are open to candidates from all professions and are validated by the Mental Health Act Approval Panel England South.

Does completing a course mean I’m accredited?

Attending one of these courses is only part of the process to becoming accredited.

We would advise you to check with your local Section 12 and Approved Clinician Approvals Lead for information on the criteria for approval/re-approval, and to confirm which course is suitable for your requirements before making your booking.

If you are based in the South Eastern Division, you can access more information about Approval under the Mental Health Act 1983 via the Winterhead Ltd website.

Ways to book

You can secure your place on any of these courses by:

  • booking online
  • telephoning the South Eastern Division office on 0292 233 1082 or
  • posting a cheque to the Division Office along with the relevant registration form

Prior to making a booking, we would ask you to view our cancellation and privacy policies.

Delegates are advised not to book travel/accommodation until you’ve received written confirmation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Please contact us on 0292 233 1082 if you have not received your receipt and joining instructions within 10 days of booking.

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