Learning Disability and Mental Health Training Course

Learning Disability and Mental Health (dual diagnosis) for Professionals

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To enable professional staff in supporting people who have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health.

• To understand impact of mental health on learning disability
• Importance of LD and Mental Health assessment
• To improve communication with LD/ mental health clients
• To be able to review the importance of the Accessible Information Standards for adult social care

Learning Disability Mental Health image2This course is for professionals and managers who work with clients having a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health.

• Mental health and Downs Syndrome – what are the facts?
• CQC state of care in England for LD lesson to be learnt
• How to improve communicate with LD/mental health clients
• Learning disabilities and executive functions
• Brain functioning
• Health Inequalities and People with Learning Disabilities- the facts
• Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of mental health
• Understanding depression
• Anxiety and OCD
• Brain plasticity
• Role of medication in LD and mental health
• Problems with Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) and why it’s important
• Accessible Information Standard (NHS England 2016) and adult social care
• Basic types of mental health
• SCIE and LD/mental health- recommendations
• Course assessment

This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.

This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.

Summary & Booking

This course involves a mixture of group and individual work and requires the application of critical reflective thinking during the day. It is designed for professionals who are required to work with those who have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health. This enables professionals to review and reflect upon their skills in this area. The course is specifically designed for managers, social workers, AMPHS and OTs.

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £750 (maximum of 25 staff)


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