Adult Services Procedure 19/15 AMHP Training and CPD Procedure
AMHP (Adult Mental Health Professional) training and Continual Professional Development Policy
This policy aims to provide a detailed framework to ensure that both social work and non social work staff are suitably prepared, supported and developed to enable them to successfully train as Approved Mental Health Professionals. Following the completion of the AMHP training this procedure also lays down the requirements to be appointed. The policy lays out subsequent re-appointment and continual professional development (CPD) criteria and processes, ensuring that AMHPs receive effective specialist supervision and support to undertake this complex and demanding role.
This procedure applies to Social Workers and non Social Workers (by contractual agreement with HCC), their AMHP supervisors and mentors and Team Managers in relation to all client groups. While the majority of AMHPs are employed within adult mental health teams, it is recognised that staff from the Older Persons and Learning Disability sectors also train to be AMHPs.
download a copy of 19/15 AMHP (Adult Mental Health Professional) training and Continual Professional Development Policy 199 kB
AMHP Preparation Pathway Checklist Form P1 19 kB
AMHP Essential Training Requirements Form P2
AMHP Required Observation Experiences Form P3a, P3b, P3c 18 kB
AMHP Assessments Shadowed and Tribunals / Hearings Attended Form P4 and Form P5
AMHP Pre interview task list Form P6 and guidance 23 kB
AMHP Annual Regulation check Form R1a and R1b, Review Sheet, Reflective Account and Manager's comments
Mental Health Act 1983 AMHP 5 yearly Re-appointment Form R1 25 kB
AMHP Record of training and Professional Development guidance and form R3 29 kB
Record of AMHP Supervision R4
AMHP Manager's Testimony Form R5 20 kB
AMHP Critical Self Appraisal Form R6 19 kB