Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)

Consultancy and Support for AMHPs

  • Group Supervision for AMHPs

Workshops for AMHPs, usually on a quarterly basis, examining Mental Health Act assessments and associated work in detail in a supervisory environment.

  • Re-approval Workshops for AMHPs

The LSSA is required to ensure that where AMHPs are approved to act, they remain competent. These workshops allow busy AMHPs the opportunity to reflect on their practice, revisit the statutory competencies whilst fulfilling any local requirements for interview and/or portfolio preparation by their approving authority.   The workshops are run according to the local LSSA criteria for re-approval.

  • Supervision and Consultancy for Lead AMHPs

The provision of advice and guidance on complex issues of applying the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in practice. Case discussion looking at professional standards on matters such as risk assessment, decision making, recording, confidentiality, and complying with the requirement of the European Convention on Human Rights.