Mental Health Act Training – Online Training Course – CPD Accredited – Level 2 – Aligned with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).
Welcome to our online Mental Health Act Training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
In most cases, when people are treated in a hospital or another mental health facility, they have agreed or volunteered to be there. They may be referred to as a voluntary patient. But there are cases when a person can be detained, also known as sectioned, under the Mental Health Act (1983) and treated without their agreement.
The Mental Health Act (1983) is the primary piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder. The 2007 Mental Health Act made several critical changes to the 1983 Mental Health Act, which laid down provision for the compulsory detention and treatment of people with mental health problems in England and Wales. All healthcare and social care workers need to know how the Mental Health Act affects their work.
Mental Health Act Training Course – CPDUK Accredited E-Learning Course
Study method – Online, self-paced
Estimated duration (Indicative CPD hours) – 2 hours
Course format – Online (24/7 access)
Entry requirements – no prerequisites required
Assessment type – Complete end of course assessment (80% needed to pass and gain CPD certificate)
Certification/Qualification – Downloadable CPD certificate
Cost(s) of assessment and certification – Assessment and certification costs included in the course price
Course accreditation – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)
Course access – Part-time (1-year access)
Course delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smartphones.
Who is this online Mental Health Act training course for?
This Mental Health Act e-learning course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:
- NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff,
- Locum doctors and nurses,
- Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
- Agency nurses,
- Agency workers,
- Healthcare Assistants,
- Support workers,
- Care assistants, and
- Community services.
Course aims and objectives
The aims and objectives of this online Mental Health Act training course are to improve the awareness of mental health legislation and how it impacts daily practice.
On completion of this Mental Health Act online training course, the learner will:
- Provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation and guidelines related to mental health,
- Provide an awareness of the four steps compulsion pathway and the code of practice,
- Provide an understanding of the now broader professional roles and guidance relating to electroconvulsive therapy, and
- Improve the learner’s awareness of mental health tribunals and the guiding principles for health and social care professionals.
What is covered in this Mental Health Act training course?
This online Mental Health Act training course covers the following:
- Introduction into the Mental Health Act,
- The critical aspects of the Mental Health Act,
- The four-step compulsion pathway,
- The Mental Health Act code of practice
- Broadening professional roles under the Mental Health Act,
- Electroconvulsive therapy guidance,
- Mental health tribunals,
- The five Mental Health Act guiding principles, and
- Additional online learning resources and references relating to the Mental Health Act.
What is the Mental Health Act?
The Mental Health Act 1983 (c.20) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which applies to people in England and Wales. It covers the reception, care and treatment of mentally disordered persons, the management of their property and other related matters.
The 2007 Mental Health Act made several critical changes to the 1983 Mental Health Act, which laid down provision for the compulsory detention and treatment of people with mental health problems in England and Wales.
The Act stipulates the criteria for detention or ‘sectioning’, information about different sections and the rights of someone who has been detained. The Mental Health Act is the law which sets out when you can be admitted, detained and treated in hospital against your wishes. It is also known as being ‘sectioned’.
Why is this online Mental Health Act training important?
How do I book for the online Mental Health Act training course?
You can book for Mental Health Act training course online. Just click ‘Buy Now’ in the top right-hand corner of this page to order the Mental Health Act training course online. Follow the instructions to complete the order for your Mental Health Act training course.
Once you complete your Mental Health Act online order, you will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes. You will also receive a separate email providing you with the link to the Mental Health Act training course online and login details. You should then be able to access the online Mental Health Act training course portal immediately and complete your online training modules.
Certification and Accreditation
On successful completion of the online Mental Health Act training course, you will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate. Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit (recognised internationally).
LearnPac Systems and The Mandatory Training Group have worked with a range of subject matter experts to develop high-quality online training courses and programmes. The CPD Certification Service (CPDUK) has peer-reviewed independently and accredited our online Mental Health Act training course as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of the online Mental Health Act training course, you will be required to complete an online assessment (pass mark of 80%).
If you don’t pass the first, don’t worry! You can take the online test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
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