Bipolar Disorder: Working with the Highs and Lows (half day)
Duration ½ day
This half-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 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.
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
This course utilises PowerPoint presentation and flip chart work as aids to trainer-led discussion. Delegates are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience through discussion, group work, practical exercises and case study work.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Bipolar Disorder: types, causes, and treatment pathways
- Relevant legislation
- 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.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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