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Mental Health

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.

Assessing Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act

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.

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Autism Skilled - Autism Training for Health and Social Care Practitioners

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PRACTITIONERS - This course has been developed to support Health and Social Care professionals working with Autistic individuals (children and adults).
This course is relevant to you if:-

  • you work in a service where you may support autistic people and their families.
  • you need to be aware of how to adapt your practice/communication to support autistic individuals (adults or children)

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Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Substance Misuse

Social work staff based in the Substance Misuse Team, spare places will be offered to staff in CMHTs, CTLDs, 0-25 Disability.

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Court of Protection - Learning Lesson from Judgements

AMHPs and social work staff based in CMHTs and 0-25 Disability Team.  Participants are expected to have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act.

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DoLS/LPS Briefing Session for Managing Authorities

Registered Care Home Managers and Deputies

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Eating Disorders and the Mental Health Act

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) employed by Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

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Introduction to Mental Capacity Legislation

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.

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Mental Capacity Act - Best Interests

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.

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Mental Capacity Act (Including DoLS) Legal Update

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.

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Mental Health Awareness

Those with limited/no knowledge/experience of working with Mental Health issues who are seeking to develop their awareness.

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Personality Disorder and the Mental Health Act

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)

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Understanding and Implementing the Liberty Protection Safeguards

Team managers and Senior Practitioners from CRTs, CTLDs, CMHTs, Transition Team and Substance Misuse Team. Applications are also sought from Team Managers and ATMs based in relevant Children Services Teams.

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