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The internet resource on mental health law, and mental capacity law, for England & Wales. From April 2006 to September 2010 this website was called Wiki Mental Health. You can read a review of the site here.

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  • 22/08/17 (14): Manchester University/AMHPA: Taking Stock conference - Manchester, 19/10/17 — The University of Manchester and AMHPA (Approved Mental Health Professionals Association) are holding their annual conference on mental health law and practice - Taking Stock - on Thursday 19 October 2017 in Manchester. The speakers will include Sir William Charles, Michael Brown OBE, Mair Elliott, Prof Suzy Braye OBE, Dr Leah Quinlaven and Neil Allen. Price: £125. For further details see the AMHPA website and see the the conference's Eventbrite page for booking information.
  • 22/08/17 (13): PELT: Deprivation of Liberty made simple - Hoylake, 13/12/17 — Course description: "The disagreements between the judiciary have not helped our understanding of DoLs. This course will leave you feeling much more confident. The CQC has made DoL a priority on inspections. The Supreme Court leaves us in no doubt what is and is not a DoL. But how is all this applied in practice to protect not only the service user, but the professionals and service providers as well? How does this impact on ‘informal’ patients under the MHA and the role of AMHPs and Tribunals? What does ‘continuous supervision and control’ really mean? What is ‘free to leave’? Damages for unlawful DoL. This course will leave you feeling confident in how the law should be applied." Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
  • 22/08/17 (12): PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 22/11/17 — Course description: "This new course will allow Mental Health Act practitioners to reflect on and update their practice by ensuring they have an up to date understanding of the law. New cases will be covered. To act lawfully, decision makers are required to follow ‘procedures prescribed by law’. These can be found not only in the Act but importantly in the Code (2015) and developing case law." Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.

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