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Introduction to Mental Capacity Act

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Learn what mental capacity is, who it applies to and how decisions are made in peoples best interest

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Description of Programme

  • Principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Who the MCA applies to
  • What is Mental Capacity
  • How to undertake an assessment of capacity
  • What are best interest decisions
  • Who can undertake mental capacity assessments and best interest decisions
  • Communication techniques when assessing capacity
  • What are Advanced Decisions
  • Interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act

Learning Outcomes

  • You will have developed a better understanding of:
  • The Principles of the MCA and their importance
  • The two stage Assessment of Capacity
  • How to undertake a Mental Capacity Assessment
  • How to make a Best Interest Decision
  • How you can help people make a decision
  • Advanced Decisions and how they can impact on treatment
  • When the MHA and the MCA should be used

Who is this training for?

This training is specifically designed to enable care practitioners, whether community nurses, social workers, care staff and support staff to understand what capacity is, how it is assessed, what decisions can be made for people and who can make them. It will provide the background knowledge and contextualise the legislation in terms of the presumption that people have capacity and also consider the interaction between Mental Health and Mental Capacity Legislation.

This training can be registered for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. For further information please contact: Simon Torkington on 07808777218 or email simon@maryseacolehouse.com

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Organiser Mary Seacole House

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We are a multi cultural Mental Health Charity & Resource Service set up to offer support and advice in emotionaland practical matters.

We support primarily people from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority,Ethnic and Refugee) communities,however we work with allcommunities across Merseyside.

Established by Granby Community Mental Health Group in 1991. Mary Seacole House has maintained a track record of delivering services for over 25 years, which have been funded by Liverpool City Council.

Mary Seacole House is a place where people with diverse social and cultural backgrounds can come together in a non-oppressive environment.

Staff offer support, advice and guidance in both practical and emotional matters as well as offering a wide range of social activities, projects and training.

The organisation endeavours to address the needs of culturally diverse communities within Merseyside providing a community based service, which supports and enables people to challenge inappropriate practices and treatment within the mental health system.

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