Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disability

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Understand and adhere fully to Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and Equality Act 2010
  • Understand the importance of effective communication in delivering quality health and social care.
  • Understand the importance of early detection of signs, symptoms and diagnosis of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Develop knowledge around supporting individuals with Mental Health, Dementia and learning disabilities.
  • Develop skills to support individuals with Mental Health, Dementia and learning disabilities as part of your job role.
  • Understand the importance of promoting person cantered care , confidentiality, privacy and positive  health and wellbeing for an individual who may have a mental health need, dementia or learning disabilities

Course Contents:

  • Legislations, Policies and Guidelines
  • Mental Capacity
  • Managing Risk and Safeguarding
  • Effective Communication and Interaction
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Common Elements of Mental Health Act
  • Person Centred Care Approach
  • Dignity and respect
  • Role and Responsibility
  • Mental Health Conditions in UK
  • Brain and Emotional Disorder
  • Trauma , Adversity and Mental Health
  • SOLER Approach Assessment
  • Depression- Mild , Major and Bipolar
  • Patient Health Questionaire-PHQ 1-9 Tool
  • Anxiety- Physical ,Psychological ,Cognitive, Behavioural or social
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder 7-Item (GAD-7)
  • Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A)
  • Psychosis-Hallucinations and Delusions
  • Causes of mental health problems-Genetic, Trauma and Chemical imbalance
  • Dementia
  • Supporting individuals with dementia
  • Types of dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • The impact of learning disabilities
  • Supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Promoting positive attitudes
  • The social model of disability
  • Identify Support- Environmental, Emotional, Practical information or other services
  • Early diagnosis
  • Pharmacotherapy- Antidepressants, Anxiolytics and Antipsychotics
  • Psychotherapy- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Talking therapies- Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness-based Therapies
  • De Escalation: Personal Safety
  • Documentation and Reporting- Reporting Concern, SBAR Tool, Incident Reporting

Target Audience: Professional Working in Health and Social Care
Fee: £85
CPD Hours: 7


Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disability

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