AMHP Maintaining Competence Programme 

Specialist Continued Professional Development Programme

The Mental Health (AMHP) (England) Regulations 2008 requires all  AMHPs to complete at least 18 hours of learning activity every year relevant to their  AMHP work.

An annual refresher training programme is commissioned for  AMHPs maintaining competence which aims to provide a range of complex topics and the interface with the Mental Health Act which will contribute to their continuing professional development (CPD).

There is a reduced rate for members of the local authorities in the Partnership.

Other professionals (managers, doctors and generic social workers, etc) are able to book onto the training at the non-member rate.

Cheshire  AMHP Partnership  CPD Programme 2022

Topics are subject to change. Additional dates may be added throughout the year.

Covid- 19 statement:  Due to the pandemic all training courses are being delivered remotely with a live training schedule for online training.  This will be the case until further notice.

Cheshire AMHP Partnership CPD Programme 2020
Date and locationProgramme Speaker
19 January 2022 AMHP  Maintaining Competence; Social Supervision  Martin Walsh
11 February 2022 Social Trauma Model Sally Plumb
16 March 2022

AMHP  Maintaining Competence; Suicide, risk and  MHA

Mark Cooper
27 April 2022 AMHP  Maintaining Competence; Adult Safeguarding and the  AMHP role Simon Foster
18 May 2022 AMHP  Maintaining Competence;  MCA   /  MHA interface  LPS implications for  AMHP role Mark Cooper
8 June 2022

Child, Adolescent Mental Health Law

Chloe Whittall
13 July 2022 AMHP  Maintaining Competence; Cultural Issues in Mental Health Hári Sewell
14 September 2022

AMHP  Maintaining Competence

AMHP Legal Update

Simon Foster
6 October 2022

AMHP  Maintaining Competence

AMHP Legal Update  (repeat)

Simon Foster
7 November 2022

AMHP  Maintaining Competence; Eating Disorders and  MHA

Matthew Cahill
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Costs (vat exempt) and details of events

  • Remote delivery of all training events until further notice
  • Partner rate - £55
  • Non-partner rate / external agency – £80 per person
  • Non-attendance will be charged where places are not cancelled at least 2 weeks before
  • Provides 6 hours towards  AMHP 18 hour annual training requirement
  • Attendance will be registered when you are logged on for the duration of the course
  • Feedback forms will be sent electronically following the course
  • Certificate of attendance is embedded in the feedback form and available to be saved at the end of the completed feedback to be used as CPD evidence.


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