Mental health law

Training courses

Discover mental health law training courses and CPD on a range of topics. At Maudsley Learning, you can choose from courses online and in person to help develop your knowledge and skills.

Our courses are for people in secondary care mental health roles looking to upskill themselves as part of their professional development. They’re also appropriate for lawyers who want to specialise in mental health and keep up to date with current policy and best practices.

The Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act provide legal coverage for a wide range of mental health and physical health interventions that can be just as relevant in the acute hospital setting as in mental health trusts.

The imminent change from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to the new Liberty Protection Safeguards means that understanding the MCA and how it interacts with the MHA in patients under coercive or restrictive treatment is even more important for frontline staff.

Book on to our courses today individually as part of your CPD. Organisations can also arrange group bookings and bespoke courses, which aim to improve understanding and application of mental health law among staff.

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Benefits of mental health law training courses

  • Advance your career: If you’re looking to specialise, mental health law training is a great way to advance your knowledge and skills in this particular area. Include it on application forms and as part of your CV to enhance your employability.
  • Update your knowledge: If you already work in mental health law, our training courses help you to stay up to date with the latest changes in the industry. As a result, you’ll be better prepared to deal with specific cases.
  • Gain confidence: By taking part in training and CPD, you’ll increase your confidence when dealing with mental health law, which can often be complex.
  • Learn from the experts: Our team is made up of leading mental health professionals, including researchers, counsellors, consultants, nurses, and psychotherapists. We’re also part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) – the provider of the most extensive portfolio of mental health services in the UK.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any entry requirements?

There are some entry requirements for our courses. For example, some are only available to SLaM psychiatry specialist registrars. There are many that are available for anyone to access, but they’re aimed specifically at people who work in healthcare or law.

How do the courses work?

We have two different types of course available: Masterclasses and Self-Directed Online courses.

Each Masterclass varies on its content and delivery. However, the types of learning you may experience include talks from experts, practical training, interactive training, reflective learning and insights from actual case studies. Click on the course of your choice and look at the course highlights to see how your training will be delivered.

Self-Directed Online mental health training courses are usually comprised of pre-recorded materials for those who didn’t attend the original event. These include talks from expert speakers who come from a range of professional backgrounds.

How much do the courses cost?

Individual masterclass courses range from £0-249PP. If you’re an organisation looking to make a group booking, price will vary depending on your requirements.

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