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Supporting People with Learning Disabilities & Mental Health Needs (Half Day)

Duration

Half Day

Course Overview


People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems than the general population. Factors in preventing and alleviating the impact of mental ill-health on people with learning disabilities include understanding differences between learning disabilities and mental ill-health, being aware of myths associated with having mental health problems, having knowledge of factors contributing towards mental illness and possible routes to take that will support someone experiencing mental distress. This 1-day course aims to enable those supporting people with learning disabilities to be proactive in helping individuals maintain mental well-being and to be better able to identify the onset of, and relapse into, mental ill-health and signpost people to appropriate services.

Learning Outcomes



By the end of this course, candidates will have covered:
  • Myths, attitudes and assumptions about people with learning disabilities and mental health issues
  • Forms of mental illness/distress and their medical classification
  • Learning disabilities and mental health issues: what's the difference?
  • What is meant by 'learning disability', 'mental health' and 'mental health problems'?
  • Factors influencing the mental health/ill-health of service users
  • Identifying signs of mental ill-health in people with learning disabilities
  • Conditions that promote positive mental health
  • Some possible signs of relapse
  • A summary of key treatments and approaches


  • Methods of Delivery


    A range of participative methods will be used. These will include word-storming, paired and group discussion and exercises, practical examination of case studies, trainer-led presentation and discussion.
    • Course Content
    • Audience
    • Training Considerations
    • Certification
    • Related Courses

    Course Content

    • Forms of mental illness/distress and their medical classification
    • Myths, attitudes and assumptions
    • Difference between learning disabilities and mental health issues
    • Key factors influencing the mental health/ill-health of service users
    • Signs of mental ill-health in people with learning disabilities and possible signs of relapse
    • How to promote positive mental health more effectively

    Target Audience

    Those working with people with learning disabilities, with mental health problems who have been identified as having learning disabilities.

    Training Considerations

    A willingness to engage in reviewing and re-examining one's understanding of what constitutes learning disabilities and mental health problems.

    Certification

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

    Related Courses

    Activities for People with Learning Disabilities
    Challenging Behaviour
    Person-Centred Active Support
     
    Supporting People with Learning Disabilities & Mental Health Needs (Half Day)
    Duration: Half Day

    Course Overview:
    People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems than the general population. Factors in preventing and alleviating the impact of mental ill-health on people with learning disabilities include understanding differences between learning disabilities and mental ill-health, being aware of myths associated with having mental health problems, having knowledge of factors contributing towards mental illness and possible routes to take that will support someone experiencing mental distress. This 1-day course aims to enable those supporting people with learning disabilities to be proactive in helping individuals maintain mental well-being and to be better able to identify the onset of, and relapse into, mental ill-health and signpost people to appropriate services.

    Learning Outcomes:

    By the end of this course, candidates will have covered:
    · Myths, attitudes and assumptions about people with learning disabilities and mental health issues
    · Forms of mental illness/distress and their medical classification
    · Learning disabilities and mental health issues: what's the difference?
    · What is meant by 'learning disability', 'mental health' and 'mental health problems'?
    · Factors influencing the mental health/ill-health of service users
    · Identifying signs of mental ill-health in people with learning disabilities
    · Conditions that promote positive mental health
    · Some possible signs of relapse
    · A summary of key treatments and approaches




    Methods of Delivery:
    A range of participative methods will be used. These will include word-storming, paired and group discussion and exercises, practical examination of case studies, trainer-led presentation and discussion.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    · Forms of mental illness/distress and their medical classification
    · Myths, attitudes and assumptions
    · Difference between learning disabilities and mental health issues
    · Key factors influencing the mental health/ill-health of service users
    · Signs of mental ill-health in people with learning disabilities and possible signs of relapse
    · How to promote positive mental health more effectively

    TARGET AUDIENCE
    Those working with people with learning disabilities, with mental health problems who have been identified as having learning disabilities.

    TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
    A willingness to engage in reviewing and re-examining one's understanding of what constitutes learning disabilities and mental health problems.


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

    RELATED COURSES
    Activities for People with Learning Disabilities
    Challenging Behaviour
    Person-Centred Active Support

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