An Introduction to Mental Capacity

Thursday, 09 July 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (UK time)
    • Tim Farmer, Founder, Director & Multi-Award Winning Author and Expert Witness, TSF Consultants

Title: An Introduction to Mental Capacity

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free webinar

Speaker: Tim Farmer, TSF Consulants

Location: Webinar


  • Definition of Mental Capacity and why it differs from Mental Ill-health
  • The 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act and how to apply them in practice
  • The ‘2 stage test’ as outlined in the Mental Capacity Act
  • Why mental capacity is item specific and how to set the threshold of understanding

Who should attend?

Anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding of mental capacity.

Learning Objectives

  • To be able to understand and apply the terms Mental Capacity, Threshold of Understanding and Causative Nexus.
  • How to identify if someone may be lacking mental capacity and if so, what ‘the next steps’ are.

Speaker Biography

I am a multi-award winning author and expert witness specialising in the assessment of mental capacity and financial vulnerability. I have over 25 years’ experience of working with adults and children with reduced mental capacity and have completed in excess of 3,500 face to face and remote mental capacity assessments using video link. I was the first mental health nurse to have evidence accepted by the Court of Protection and I am also a committee member of the National Mental Capacity Forum.
I regularly train legal, financial and health professionals around the practicalities of assessing mental capacity.
I am passionate about ensuring the rights of the individual are upheld and protected. I believe that people have the right to be the best that they can be and the right to the best possible mental capacity assessment possible. My favourite quote is from Dr Seuss “A person is a person, no matter how small”.
I set up the multi-award winning TSF to promote excellence and to innovate in the field of mental capacity and am proud that we continue to set the standard for others to follow.

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