18th & 19th June 10:00 to 13:00

A single training course delivered in two sessions via live webinar

£150.00 exc. VAT

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Mental Health Act : administration & management skills -18th & 19th June 2020 -** VIA LIVE WEBINAR **

This course aims to provide mental health administration staff and hospital managers with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage the Act in practice. It considers the necessary tools to ensure effective compliance with the legislation and Code of Practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the role of compulsion in the delivery of mental health care
  • Familiarisation with the key elements of the Mental Health Act
  • Understanding of the specific responsibilities of the Mental Health Act office and its staff


The Building Blocks :
Roles and definitions
The major civil orders
Appropriate treatment
Emergencies and holding powers
Informal status
Leave and AWOL
Rights and Protection: 
Consent to Treatment Sections 58 including capacity
Section 132 including
Nearest Relative
Rights of Appeal:
Mental Health Tribunals
Hospital Managers hearings – full hearings and paper hearings.
Receiving Papers and mechanics of administering the MHA:
Fatal and non-fatal errors
Scrutiny and challenge
The mechanics of administering the Mental Health Act
Brought forward systems, diaries, chasing RCs, databases, access to legal advice. Using Outlook and other diaries, reminders, and chasing
Reporting to the Board – data collection – outputs and outcomes. Exception reporting
The role of the CQC – what does it look for in relation to MHA administration?
Modernising the MHA – What’s in the report?

Trainer Profile

Cassie Finnigan has worked within NHS mental health settings for over 20 years and led a Mental Health Act administration department for 8 years. She currently works as the MHA Improvement Manager for an NHS Trust. She has developed and runs Mental Health Act clinics for service users to ensure that they are fully involved in their care and takes a lead role in preparing for CQC inspections of which a ‘Outstanding’ rating was achieved for her Trust in 2020. She provides expert advice to all services within her Trust and has supported new MHA administrators both in NHS Trusts and Independent hospitals. She has a post graduate Diploma in Mental Health Law.

Includes all course materials, certificate and refreshments.
Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.