Independent Mental Health Advocacy (3 days)

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York Science Park

Bio Centre (Boardroom)


YO10 5NY

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The aim of the course is to support the development of the practical skills and knowledge required to provide statutory Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) as detailed within the Mental Health Act. The Mental Health’s act creation of the role of Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) requires advocates to understand how Mental Health Legislation affects patients who meet the qualifying criteria for this service, and how to respond to such referrals.

  • IMHA Course Outline
  • An overview of the Mental Health Act 1983 (+ 2007 amendments)
  • Key definitions in the Mental Health Act
  • The Disempowerment Process
  • Other Key elements of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Other legislation relevant to the IMHA’s role
  • An introduction to the role of the IMHA
  • Policies and procedures of the IMHA service
  • IMHA’s Rights and Duties
  • Working with qualifying patients who lack capacity and IMCA
  • Non-instructed Advocacy
  • An IMHA’s role with Children and Young people.
  • Confidentiality, Disclosure and Information sharing
  • Safe working
  • Working with patients with Diverse needs.
  • Principles and skills for effective IMHA practice
  • Practice dilemmas and challenges
  • The role of the Tribunal
  • Working with professionals and other agencies

Can all learners please ensure that prior to the training they have read the Code of Practice (Mental Health Act 1983), Chapter 6; Chapter 14 and Chapter 15.

PRICE: £300.00 Non-Assessed / £500 Assessed

TRAINER: Laura Tilston


Who are we?

Cloverleaf Connect are the training arm of Cloverleaf Advocacy.

We provide high quality advocacy services to people with mental health needs, learning disabilities, older people, people with physical and sensory impairment, and carers. We provide advocacy support to people in local communities, supported living, hospitals, secure mental health units and residential homes.

Advocacy is all about helping people to control their own lives. We support people to:

  • make their own decisions
  • have their voices heard and rights respected
  • achieve their own goals
  • express their views
  • represent themselves and get the help they need.

We also support self-advocacy groups to be involved in shaping health & social care.

We believe in involving people who access health and social care services, and professionals learning from people who use services.

We provide a range of training in advocacy skills and knowledge. We are a registered City and Guilds Centre for delivering a range of health and social care qualifications including the Independent Advocacy qualifications.

We are experienced partners in consultation and research with people who access health and social care services.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

This is the link takes you to the York Science Park website which has a location map and directions.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Refreshments are provided during the day but you should take your own lunch.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes this can be transferred up to 7 day before the event. Please contact admin@cloverleaf-connect.co.uk

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. We require a minimum of 7 days. Please contact admin@cloverleaf-connect.co.uk

What is the refund policy?

We require a minimum of 21 days notice if a refund is required.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If you wish to transfer the registration to someone else please contact: admin@cloverleaf-connect.co.uk

Special needs / requests

If you have any special needs or requests please let us know by emailing: admin@cloverleaf-connect.co.uk We would like to ensure that you have everything you require on the day.

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