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John Mitchell

John Mitchell has been an AMHP practitioner and manager for many years. He has also been a service user, with substantial experience of detention under the MHA, and with particular success in absconding from locked mental health wards. John has a strong interest in both the MHA and crisis home treatment assessment of service users with personality disorder. He has developed a distinctive training approach to these issues which combines robust standards of defensible risk positive practice with sensitivity to the distress of service users, and to the fears of professionals.


Course : Risk Positive Assessment of Personality and Suicidality for AMHPs.

This course teaches the evidence base and practice skills necessary for defensible risk positive AMHP decision making in the field of personality disorder. The course also considers how AMHPs and their managers can work together to increase confidence in our responses to service users who experience chronic suicidal distress. 

What people said about John:

“This course has just reminded me why I am an AMHP”

“Great training, enjoyable and thought provoking”

 “A very stimulating session with challenging ideas and good suggestions. Well supported by evidence from personal experience [both as a service user and as an AMHP], and also from research and the literature. It was extremely valuable to have all three perspectives”.