The Mental Health Section is important and relevant to all sectors of the social work/social care workforce. There are events suitable for all staff in the field. The programme is designed to link with the Mental Health Act (1983), Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act (2014). Courses range from Mental Health Awareness, through to more specialised topics such as Personality Disorders as well as training targeted at specific staff such as the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Programme and AMHP Refresher Training.
Social workers and social care staff based within CTLDs, Transition Team, CRTs and CMHTs. Managers and deputies employed in both local authority and independent provider services.
Social work staff based in the Substance Misuse Team, spare places will be offered to staff in CMHTs, CTLDs and Transition Team
Health and social care practitioners - This course has been developed to support professionals working with individuals (children and adults) with an autistic spectrum disorder. Based on the identified needs of professionals in Wales, and recommendations from the National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE), this learning tool provides a useful introduction, and should be used as a precursor to more in depth training.
Registered Care Home Managers and Deputies
Team Managers, Social Workers and Social Work Assistants. Registered Care Home Managers and Deputies from both the local authority and the independent sector. Priority will be given to members of staff who have not previously attended this training.
Team Managers, Social Workers and Social Work Assistants. Registered Care Home Managers from both the local authority and the independent sector. It is essential that all applicants have attended prior relevant training in relation to the Mental Capacity Act.
Team Managers and non BIA social work staff from teams offering services to adults. Managers and deputies from both local authority and independent residential, day and domiciliary care providers. It is expected that all participants will have previously attended training on the MCA and DoLS.
Those with limited/no knowledge/experience of working with Mental Health issues who are seeking to develop their awareness.
Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
Mandatory training for all Qualified Social Workers across Adult and Children Services.
Risk Assessment and Management of People with Learning Disabilities at Risk of Committing Sexual Offences
Social work staff based in CTLDs and Transition Team
Practitioners working with young people. Those working within preventative roles/services. Foster carers.
Practitioners working with families and young people. Those working within preventative roles/services.
Social work staff who aren’t DoLS Best Interest Assessors, based in CRTs, CTLDs, CMHTs, Substance Misuse Team and Transition Team
Staff working with anyone who may be at risk of suicide.
Both local authority and health board staff based in CMHTs
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