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Psychosis and Bipolar (Half Day)

Duration

Half Day

Course Overview



This course introduces delegates to the topic of psychosis and bipolar disorder. The course will assist delegates in understanding what the terms describe, the different types of bipolar and the characteristic 'signs and symptoms' of psychosis-voices, visions and unusual beliefs. The course will also review the NICE recommended treatment pathways, including an overview of medications prescribed for psychosis and bipolar, highlighting both intended and unintended (side) effects and psychological therapies. 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 and 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.

Learning Outcomes


  • Define bipolar and psychosis
  • Identify causes, types and impact
  • Be aware of the treatment pathways and medications commonly used
  • Describe recovery-oriented support options - emotional and practical support
  • Identify the range of self-management options and how we might support someone in using these
  • Methods of Delivery



    This course utilises PowerPoint presentation and videos 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
    • Audience
    • Training Considerations
    • Certification
    • Related Courses

    Course Content

    • Defining and classifying psychosis and bipolar
    • Causes: The role of genes, biology, and life experience
    • Risks associated with psychosis and bipolar
    • NICE recommended treatment pathways and recovery
    • Emotional and practical support: the wellness plan
    • Essentials of self-care and peer support

    Target Audience

    This course is relevant to anybody in the voluntary sector who works with people who have been diagnosed with psychosis or bipolar disorder. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.

    Training Considerations

    There are no pre-training requirements for this course.

    Certification

    The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

    Related Courses

    Mental Health Awareness: Signs, Symptoms & Interventions
    Suicidal Distress: Support Strategies & Risk Assessment
    Depression: Signs, Causes, and Support
     
    Psychosis and Bipolar (Half Day)
    Duration: Half Day

    Course Overview:

    This course introduces delegates to the topic of psychosis and bipolar disorder. The course will assist delegates in understanding what the terms describe, the different types of bipolar and the characteristic 'signs and symptoms' of psychosis-voices, visions and unusual beliefs. The course will also review the NICE recommended treatment pathways, including an overview of medications prescribed for psychosis and bipolar, highlighting both intended and unintended (side) effects and psychological therapies. 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 and 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.

    Learning Outcomes:

    · Define bipolar and psychosis
    · Identify causes, types and impact
    · Be aware of the treatment pathways and medications commonly used
    · Describe recovery-oriented support options - emotional and practical support
    · Identify the range of self-management options and how we might support someone in using these


    Methods of Delivery:

    This course utilises PowerPoint presentation and videos 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.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    · Defining and classifying psychosis and bipolar
    · Causes: The role of genes, biology, and life experience
    · Risks associated with psychosis and bipolar
    · NICE recommended treatment pathways and recovery
    · Emotional and practical support: the wellness plan
    · Essentials of self-care and peer support

    TARGET AUDIENCE
    This course is relevant to anybody in the voluntary sector who works with people who have been diagnosed with psychosis or bipolar disorder. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.

    TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
    There are no pre-training requirements for this course.

    CERTIFICATION
    The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

    RELATED COURSES
    Mental Health Awareness: Signs, Symptoms & Interventions
    Suicidal Distress: Support Strategies & Risk Assessment
    Depression: Signs, Causes, and Support

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