Authorised doctors and authorised mental health practitioners have very important responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 2016. It is essential that practitioners understand these responsibilities.
Authorised doctors and authorised mental health practitioners now have 4 months to complete the eLearning training to demonstrate they understand their responsibilities under the Act.
We estimate, on average, the authorised doctor course took will take about 8 hours to complete, and the authorised mental health practitioner course about 5 hours to complete.
This training should be seen as a core part of the professional development for authorised doctors and authorised mental health practitioners.
Given the range and complexity of responsibilities under the Act, some practitioners may find aspects of the course challenging. Please take the time to read and understand the material in the course before doing the assessment.