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Mental Health Issues and People who have Learning Disabilities

Introduction

This course has been designed for staff in either the mental health or learning disabilities field who need to look at issues surrounding the provision of services for customers with multiple needs.

Objectives

  • To look at the historical context of how society perceives people who have learning disabilities/mental health problems.
  • To consider definitions as outlined in legislation of 'mental impairment' and 'mental disorder'.
  • To think about the relevance of a diagnosis of a mental disorder.
  • To look at life through the eyes of someone who has a learning disability and how this may affect their mental health.
  • To consider the use of a mental health assessment in gaining access to appropriate mental health services.

The Course Covers

  • Historical and Legal issues
  • Major labels and symptoms
  • Why people get mental health problems: Issues relating to family, environment, services, professionals
  • Behaviour problems as communication
  • What an assessment does and does not provide
  • Getting access to other services: Therapy and group-work
  • Negotiation for getting a better service

Course Duration

One day

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