Psychosis and Bipolar (Half Day)
Duration Half Day
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.
Define bipolar and psychosis Identify causes, types and impactBe aware of the treatment pathways and medications commonly used Describe recovery-oriented support options - emotional and practical supportIdentify 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
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- 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
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.
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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