The Role of IMHA

The Role of IMHA

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Course Overview

Independent Mental Health Advocates or IMHAs are specialist advocates who are trained specifically to work within the framework of the MHA.

Delivered by experienced lecturer Steph Barber of Law Hound, this course will examine the role of the IMHA in England. Consideration will be given to who IMHAs are, what their role is and how to access their services. Guidance will also be offered in respect of the support available and the issue of confidentiality.

Intended as an introduction to, or reminder for, those wishing to specialise in mental health law and tribunal work, this session will discuss qualifying patients and the duty to provide information about IMHAs.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when advising clients on the role of IMHA

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners



About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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  • £ 60