In accordance with The Mental Health Act, all local authorities must have sufficient approved professionals who can undertake mental health act assessments. To do this, practitioners including social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists must be qualified Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP).
This Approved Mental Health Practice from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is delivered by academics, practicing AMHP leads, service users and carers, you will learn through a blend of academic theory and practice.
Careers / Further study
Once you have successfully completed the course, you will qualify as an AMHP and can lead mental health assessments on behalf of your local authority once you have been warranted.
You may also go on to further study on an MSc in Professional Development at UWE Bristol.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
You will study:
- Assessment and Planning under the Mental Health Act
- The AMHP role amd complex decision making
- Comtemporary Themes in Mental Health
- Mental Health Policy, Law and Ethics.
- 6 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To be accepted onto the course you will need to be fully qualified and registered in one of the following professions:
- a social worker registered with the Health Care Professions Council
- a first level nurse, registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurses' Part of the Register maintainedunder article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001(a), with the inclusion of an entry indicating their field of practice is mental health or learning disabilities nursing
- an occupational therapist registered in Part 6 of the Register maintained under article 5 of the Health Professions Order
- a chartered psychologist who is listed in the British Psychological Society's Register of Chartered Psychologists
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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