Bipolar Disorder: Working with the Highs and Lows (1 Day)
Duration 1 day
This one day 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 the characteristic 'signs and symptoms' of this potentially severe mental health problem. The course will review the NICE recommended treatment pathways, including an overview of medications prescribed for bipolar, highlighting both intended and unintended (side) effects and psychological therapies for the disorder. Delegates will go on to explore how we might be of help to someone experiencing the highs and lows of bipolar psychological approaches, including day to day emotional and practical support, crisis responses and how to support someone in making use of self-management tools.
This course aims to provide delegates with the skills to: Define bipolar and describe the different types and treatment pathways Recognise signs of mania, hypomania and depression Identify medications commonly used for managing bipolar Describe recovery-oriented support options Refer to the range of self-management options
Methods of Delivery
Our specialist trainer uses different methods to deliver this course including: trainer presentation, group work, group discussion, case studies, testimonies, film clips, practical exercises, learner notes, resources and useful links.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Bipolar Disorder: types, causes, and treatment pathways
- Relevant legislation, hospitalization, and 'sectioning'
- Psychosis, mania, hypomania and depression
- Risk Assessment
- Medication for bipolar: intended and unintended side-effects
- Recovery and support: self-management tools and person-centred approaches
This course is relevant to anybody in the health and social care sector who works with people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
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