The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met.’
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
Friday 11th March 2016 (9.30am-4.30pm)
Are you a mental health practitioner or an AMHP? Do you want to be a leading practitioner in your field? What do you know about advocacy and your responsibility to ensure ‘qualifying patients’ (including those on Community Treatment Orders) are aware of and can access Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services? To keep up to date, why not come along to this one day interactive and thought provoking training event and we will provide participants with the latest research and knowledge about the role and value of IMHA services, including practitioners’ role and duties under the Mental Health Act 2007.
This workshop will be led by Dr Julie Ridley (Reader in Applied Social Sciences in the School of Social Work), Laura Able (peer researcher and trainer), Steph de la Haye (peer researcher and trainer) and Mick McKeown (Reader in Democratic Mental Health).
The presenters were part of the national research team who conducted the research for Department of Health, and have delivered several presentations on the findings to international audiences. Julie recently led the IMHA Implementation Project for UCLan in partnership with SCIE, which aimed to turn the research findings into practical resources.
They are co-authors of a recently published book by Jessica Kingsley which provides an overview of independent advocacy in relation to Mental Health law, the role and responsibilities of IMHA, the knowledge, skills and values required for effective practice, the relationship with services, commissioning quality IMHA services and how to address inequities in access.
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