BASW England and the office of the Chief Social Worker in DHSC are pleased to have been able to jointly commission and support this important piece of research. It was undertaken by BASW ENGLAND and the AMHP Leads Network.

View the report: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) services in England

We have been very aware of the effort and commitment by AMHP teams and Emergency Duty Services across the country to fulfil their duties under the MHA 1983 during the Covid 19 pandemic. Individual AMHPs have continued to undertake face to face support for people in mental health crisis and AMHP services have worked hard to adapt their response to meet the challenges of these very difficult working conditions.

This report provides us with the research, information and specific examples from across AMHP services. We now have the detailed information we need to understand the role of the AMHP during the pandemic, the changing pressures on the service and how AMHPs have responded.

Watch the launch of the report here:

The Impact of Covid-19 on AMHP services - report launch

The office of the Chief Social Worker in DHSC will study the report and the conclusions carefully. We would like to thank all of the approved mental health professionals working across the country. Your hard work and commitment is very much appreciated and valued. BASW England and he office of the Chief Social Worker in DHSC are pleased to have been able to jointly commission and support this important piece of research. It was undertaken by BASW ENGLAND and the AMHP Leads Network.

Commissioned by BASW England and the Department of Health & Social Care
Written by Steve Chamberlain (Chair of AMHP Leads Network & BASW England member)

Supported by:

Claire Barcham (Chair of BASW England Mental Health group)
Wayne Reid (BASW England Professional Officer & Social Worker)
Maris Stratulis (BASW England National Director)
Mark Trewin (Department of Health & Social Care)