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This Link contains a wealth of information for anybody working with children and young people’s mental health issues.

We are still working on more e-learning and we are adding new content all the time. You can find the latest news on the About MindEd page.





Materials to support the implementation of the Mental Health Act 2007

The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned the development of learning resources to support the implementation of the Mental Health Act 2007 in Wales.

These learning resources have been developed to ensure that educational material is accessible to all staff and organisations affected by the legislative changes.

The resources focus on the changes introduced by the Mental Health Act 2007 and the related provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales.

Please find below documents for Approved Clinicians and Responsible Clinicians (ACRC):

ACRC - A Guidance note

ACRC - Workshop:  Facilitator Guidance Pack

ACRC - Workshop:  Facilitator Resource Pack

ACRC - Workshop:  Participant Pack

ACRC - Workbook

Slides - Approved Clinician and Responsible Clinician Module


SECTION 12 (2) Re-approval/ Approval

The approval, re-approval and ending of approval for Section 12 (2) doctors is to be undertaken by Wrexham Local Health Board on behalf of the Welsh Ministers as from 1st April 2009 for Wales.

A Task and Finish Group was set up in conjunction with the Welsh Assembly Government to look at the arrangements for the approval process for Section 12 (2) Doctors. 

 The following documents have been prepared by the Group and summarise the process and arrangements to be implemented as from 1st April 2009. 

  1. Mental Health Act 1983 section 12(2) Approval/Re-approval Process and Criteria for Wales
  2. Mental Health Act 1983 section 12(2) Application Form for Approval/Re-approval in Wales
  3. Mental Health Act 1983 section 12(2) Supervised Mental Health Act Assessment Form
  4. Mental Health Act 1983 section 12(2) Guidance on Supervised Assessments

Approved Clinician Information

Wrexham Local Health Board Interim arrangements for the Approval, Suspension and Termination of Approved Clinicians

Wrexham Local Health Boartd untertook a consultation excercise diring the period of 9th January - 31st January 2009.  The consultation report is now available for download.

Other Section 12(2) documents are now available for download:

Interim Arrangements for the Approval, Suspension and Termination of Approved Clinicians

Compiling a Portfolio of Evidence for Applications to become an Approved Clinician

Approved Clinician Renewal of Five-Yearly Approval - (declaration from Clinical Director/Medical Director/Chief Officer/Head of Service whilst portfolio is awaiting resubmission)

Personal Statement by Approved Clinician already Approved in England seeking Approval in Wales


Wales Deanery Information

PmetB Deanery visit reports ar a key output of PmetB's Quality Framework. 

They are critical evidence used to meet our quality assurance responsibilites and to inform the qualtiy management and quality control of postgraduate medical education and training in the UK. 

The visit report for the Wales Deanery has now been published and is available for download.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is a key contribution to promoting life-long learning, at its core, CPD requires pshychiatrists to maintain, develop and remedy any deficits in the knowledge and skills relevant to their professional work. 

CPD participation is central to maintaining standards within clinical governance and is likely to have a key role in revalidation. 

The College considers that individual psychiatrists should now preplan their CPD activities to ensure relevance to the work that they do.

 Personal Development Plans (PDPs) have been introduced as the mechanism for achieving CPD objectives.


CPD Online

The online learning resource for Mental Health Professionals. 

This site offers interactive learning modules on a variety of topics to help you and keep you up to date with new research and best practice guidelines in Psychiatry as well as gaining CPD credits. Further information.


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