Risk Assessment in Mental Health for Professionals

Risk Assessment in Mental Health for Professionals

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To enable professional staff to assess risk in mental health.

• Understand risk
• Be able to carry out a basic risk assessment
• Review relevant legislation related to risk
• Review NICE guidance on risk
• Be able to categorise risk
• To provide an overview or mental health risk tools
• To explore relevant factors in mental health

Risk Management Mental Health Professionals 2This course is for professionals and managers who work with mental health clients and are responsible for assessing their risk.

• UK NICE Guidelines (2011)
• Risk assessment process
• The 5 steps of a risk assessment
• Recognizing individuals’ strengths and empowering them
• Department of Health guidance on positive risk
• Scoring tools for risk
• Legislation and regulations
• Assessing a potentially vulnerable adult, with Bipolar disorder, in the community
• Barriers to assessment- how to conduct a good assessment
• Defining risk factors in mental health
• The Department of health Best Practice in Managing Risk
• The key risk factors for suicide identified through research
• The Four areas of risk relevant for consideration when dealing with people with mental health issues
• ERIC PD- the risk control hierarchy
• Level 2 exam

This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.

This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.

Summary & Booking

This course involves a mixture of group and individual work and requires the application of critical reflective thinking during the day. It is designed for professionals who are required to assess risk and includes the level 2 principles of risk assessment exam. This enables professionals to sign off risk assessments. The course is specifically designed for managers, social workers, AMPHS and OTs. The course is mapped to Social Work England and Royal college of Occupational Therapy standards and covers AMPH requirements.

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £780 (maximum of 25 staff)


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