Mental Capacity Act


  • Relevant to health and social care professionals globally
  • Produced by clinical experts in the UK
  • Dynamic and engaging content, with videos, case studies and questions


Mental health disorders are now one of the main healthcare problems across the world. This programme aims to equip healthcare professionals with vital skills and strategies to help a patient experiencing a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety or bipolar. Developed by Health Education England, elearning for healthcare and various partner organisations such as The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Department of Health & Social Care. The content has been written and peer-reviewed by leading clinical specialists in the UK. It is relevant to all health and social care practitioners around the world – regardless of specialty or profession.

Highly interactive learning for practitioners globally

  The Mental Capacity Act elearning programme features many interactive elements, such as clinical case studies, diagrams and self-assessment questions to help embed learning and foster deeper understanding. There are also links to further reading for more advanced learning on mental health issues. On successful completion, you can download or print a certificate as evidence of your learning. The content is available online so you can fit the learning around your busy schedule.   This online Mental Capacity Act programme consists of a number of sessions. Sessions each take around 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You can dip into the content whenever you choose and recap any material as needed. The programme consists of sessions covering topics such as the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) as part of human rights, assessing mental capacity, planning ahead using the MCA, patient best interests, restraint, Deprivation of Liberty and the relationship between the MCA and the Mental Health Act. Additional sessions cover the MCA and young people aged 16 or 17, research involving people who lack capacity, the Mental Capacity Act and adult safeguarding and finally settling disputes and disagreements.