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Eating Disorders and the Mental Health Act

Eating Disorders and the Mental Health Act

Who is it aimed at?

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

What are the objectives?

Assessing people with eating disorders under the Mental Health Act raises a number of complex issues which this training aims to address. It will offer the following learning outcomes.

  • Increased awareness of different forms of eating disorders and how they might present.
  • Increased understanding of effective treatment options
  • Understanding how the legal framework applies to eating disorders, including case law.
  • Understand how the person’s presentation may affect the assessment process and the use of the Mental Health Act.

How will it make a difference?

The training will support AMHPs to practice effectively when assessing service users experiencing this complex issue.

Delivery method:



1 Day


No Cost

How to apply:

If you work for Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC) and are logged into a CCC device – PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, complete this application form.

If you work for the Council but do NOT have access to a CCC device or an email address your line manager will need to apply on your behalf.

Council employees cannot apply for any courses from their own personal device.

Partners, agency staff or people who do not work for the Council cannot apply for this course.

The online application system will only show courses that are actively open to book a place on. If the course you are interested in isn’t listed you can register an interest with the Learning and Development team, email: <span class="word-break-mobile">learninganddevelopment@carmarthenshire.gov.uk</span>.

Find out more information on how to make and manage your application. If you need any assistance or have a query please email the Learning & Development Team.

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