Mental Health Legislation Interactive


Mental Health Legislation Interactive


  • Approved & Certified Training
  • Group & Corporate Discounts Available
  • Description



This course looks at the ‘Mental Health Act’ and its implications for organisations, patients and their relatives.

Course Overview

At the end of the course, trainees will be able to:

  • Define mental disorder
  • Distinguish between what is and is not covered by the Mental Health Act
  • Recognise what criteria must be met in relation to the appropriate treatment test
  • State the criteria required for patients to be considered for Supervised Community Treatment
  • Identify who can be classed as a ‘nearest relative’
  • Define the term deprivation of liberty.

Course chapters

1. The Act and Mental Health Disorders
Know how to define a mental disorder, what the appropriate treatment test is and what the fundamental principles are that inform all decisions made under the act.
2. The Act and Organisations
Discover which practitioners can perform duties under the act, what supervised community treatments and review tribunals entail.
3. The Act and Patients
Determine who can be classed as a ‘nearest relative’ and how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are used.

Who will it benefit?

With regard to the updated Mental Health Act 2007, this course will benefit organisations, individuals and their relatives who may be affected by mental health disorders.

How it works?

Mental Health Awareness is delivered online as an interactive course to each trainee on their computers, or portable device at any internet enabled location. The interactive course is engaging, informative and exciting to use. Using up-to-date, modern graphical images, users will be faced with a selection of interactive elements and mini quizzes to test their knowledge. Users will receive informative advice and guidance and will be tested on their understanding of the subject at the end of the course by completing the compulsory self-test. This course also features a risk checklist which asks the user a series of questions relating to their current working environment.

Course Format: Interactive
Running Time: 25-30 minutes

Technical Information

Course Format:


Running Time:

25-30 MinutesInternet Access:Users will need a computer or apple device with a web browser and an internet connection to access Knight Learning e-Learning Solutions.Minimum Recommended Bandwidth:2MbsSoftware:

One of the following web-browsers, latest versions as maintained and supported by the manufacturer:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Latest versions as maintained and supported by the manufacturer
  • Google Chrome

Additional Software:Adobe Reader or Reader DC (for viewing of PDF documents downloadable from the solution where applicable)Plug-ins:Flash player: Version as recommended by AdobeSettings:

  • Enable JavaScript
  • Allow cookies


  • Processor: 600MHz
  • Minimum Hard Disk Space Required: 1GB
  • RAM: OS Dependent

Audio:The courses contain audio, system requirements for running the courses are browser dependent. Where no enabled audio device is detected and the browser defines that this is required the user will be informed via an error message window
upon launching the course.