Professionals and Practitioners

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.

Appendix A

AMHP Preparation Pathway Checklist Form P1 Microsoft Word 19kB
AMHP Essential Training Requirements Form P2
AMHP Required Observation Experiences Form P3a, P3b, P3c Microsoft Word 18kB
AMHP Assessments Shadowed and Tribunals / Hearings Attended Form P4 and Form P5
AMHP Pre interview task list Form P6 and guidance Microsoft Word 23kB

Appendix B

AMHP Post course support Plan Form A1 Microsoft Word 20kB
AMHP Assessments Shadowed Form A2 Microsoft Word 17kB
AMHP Appointment Plan Form A3 Microsoft Word 17kB
AMHP Appointment or Transfer of AMHP form A4 and Form A5 Microsoft Word 22kB

Appendix C

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 Microsoft Word 25kB
AMHP Record of training and Professional Development guidance and form R3 Microsoft Word 29kB
Record of AMHP Supervision R4
AMHP Manager's Testimony Form R5 Microsoft Word 20kB
AMHP Critical Self Appraisal Form R6 Microsoft Word 19kB

Appendix D

AMHP Critical Self Appraisal Form R6 Microsoft Word 25kB

Appendix E

AMHP guidance on involvement of trainees in MH Act assessments Microsoft Word 22kB

Appendix F

AMHP Appointment and Reappointment Panel Policy 1915 appendix F