Introduction to Psychosis & Bipolar
Introduction to Psychosis (AM) Introduction to Bipolar Disorder (PM)
Course Overview - Introduction to Psychosis (AM)
This course introduces delegates to the topic of psychosis. The course will define the meaning of this term and outline characteristic 'signs and symptoms' of psychosis - voices, visions and unusual beliefs. Causes of psychosis will be explored from both medical and psychosocial perspectives. NICE recommended approaches to treatment will be highlighted and delegates will be encouraged to critique issues of availability, acceptability and choice of treatment from a service user's perspective. Delegates will be introduced to growing evidence supporting the use of psychological and social approaches to psychosis that can promote engagement, self-care and recovery from psychosis.
Voices, visions and other perceptual experiences explainedUnusual beliefs - what does it mean to be 'delusional'?What diagnoses involve psychosis?Causes - what is the role of genes, biology and life experience in the development of psychosis?What are the potential risks associated with psychosis?NICE recommended treatment pathwaysMedication issues to be aware ofCritique of mainstream medical approaches to psychosisHow might people recover from psychosis?Essentials of self-careWhat is the Hearing Voices Network?What is the Paranoia Network?What kind of support approaches promote engagement with person's experiencing psychosis
Course Overview - Introduction to Bipolar Disorder (PM)
This course introduces delegates to the topic of bipolar disorder. The course will assist delegates in understanding what this term describes, the different types of bipolar and characteristic 'signs and symptoms' of this potentially severe mental health problem. NICE recommended treatment pathways, psychological approaches and the essential tools of self-management and support will be highlighted via case vignettes, service user testimonies and practical exercises.
What is bipolar?Different types of bipolarMania, hypomania and depression explainedWhat are the potential risks associated with bipolar?What causes bipolar?NICE recommended treatment pathwaysMedication issues to be aware ofHow might a psychological approach to bipolar be useful in the support settingHow do people recover from bipolar?Self-care and support tools - what works and how can we make use of these in the support work?
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Define and describe the features of psychosis
- Identify the potential impact of psychosis on the individual concerned
- Identify possible causes of psychosis
- Identify treatment pathways for psychotic conditions
- Identify recovery-oriented self-care and support options
- Define bipolar and describe the different types
- Identify signs of mania, hypomania and depression
- Identify the treatment pathways for bipolar disorders
- Identify medications commonly used for managing bipolar
- Describe recovery-oriented support options - emotional and practical support
- Identify the range of self-management options for someone experiencing bipolar highs and lows, and how we might support someone in using these
This course is relevant to anybody in the voluntary sector who works with people who have been diagnosed with psychosis. and/ or Bipolar. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Mental Health Awareness