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Multi-agency Mental Health Training in Emergency Departments

14th November 2018

Following the success of the multi-agency Mental Health Act training sessions that took place at each Mental Health Trust in 2017/18, we are offering further bespoke training in Spring 2019 to London’s front-line Emergency Department (ED) staff.

The first phase of these training sessions took place at 13 of London’s EDs, with over 270 staff trained and we received excellent feedback. The sessions also brought in other partners enabling a multi-disciplinary discussion.

The training focusses on the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and London’s s136 pathway, specifically the roles and responsibilities of staff working in London’s EDs.

The training has been developed with input from ED and liaison psychiatry clinicians, the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs). The sessions are facilitated by an independent legal expert.

A further 14 sessions are being scheduled for phase 2. If you’d like to register interest for a 2019 training session or see whether your ED has taken part, please email us.

A mental health crisis care training toolkit has also been developed to enable staff to lead these sessions in-house.

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