Caroline Leah

Caroline Leah
Manchester Metropolitan University | MMU · Department of Social Work and Social Change

Doctor of Education

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Abstract This article explores the concept of a ‘fool’s errand’ in relation to the specialist role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). An AMHP has a duty to make an application following a Mental Health Act assessment to detain and admit an individual to a psychiatric hospital. Findings from a qualitative study of ten multiprofession...
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This article explores the concept of a ‘fool’s errand’ in relation to the specialist role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). An AMHP has a duty to make an application following a Mental Health Act assessment to detain and admit an individual to a psychiatric hospital. Findings from a qualitative study of ten multiprofessional AMHPs...
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The symposium examines the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional in England, UK. In England and Wales the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) (amended 2007) is the primary piece of legislation for the assessment, treatment and detention of individuals deemed to be mentally disordered. The task of considering, coordinating assessments and making...
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I was a consultant on the new BBC radio series, in particular the above episode, which explores the process and experiences of detention under the MHA1983, from a service user, AMHP and police perspective. It offers a very important critical commentary on services, coercion, principles of least restriction and sadly an individual’s feelings of bein...
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This article presents findings from the Hybrid Identities Project that investigated the professional role and identities of ten multi-professional Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) from social work, mental health nursing and occupational therapy backgrounds as hybrid professionals. Hybrid professionals are professionals of a mixed origin...
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Perspectives in Use': An interdisciplinary epistemology for approved mental health professional practice Caroline Leah Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom Abstract BACKGROUND: This paper presents findings from the hybrid identities project (HIP) that investigated the professional identities of approved mental health pro...
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In England and Wales, United Kingdom the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) (MHA) is the primary piece of legislation for the assessment, treatment and detention of those deemed to be mentally disordered and needing hospital care. The task of considering the need for and coordinating assessments, including making the application for detention rests with...
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BACKGROUND: This paper outlines an innovative project undertaken between Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire East and Cheshire East's safeguarding service user group to co-produce a real world social work resource to embed understanding on how to make safeguarding personal.
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This paper argues that Approved Mental Health Professionals' professional identities are the product of social processes that are inherent in normative systems, such as the workplace. Identity work is fundamental for professionals; it gives feelings of affinity, a sense of who professionals are relative to who others are, alongside feelings of wort...
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This paper presents findings from the Hybrid Identities Project (HIP) that investigated the professional identities of ten multi-professional Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) from social work, nurse and occupationally therapy primary professional backgrounds as hybrid professionals. Hybrid professionals can be understood as professional...

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Projects (2)
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To educate and train social workers managers and leaders to train the adult social work supervisors to embed the requirements of the Post-Qualifying Standards for Practice Supervisors. Aim: To increase the motivation for, value and profile of supervision at all levels.
Project
To pilot a new educational framework for trainee practice supervisors to met the standards identified in the KSS ( Adult) Social Work.