Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Dual Diagnosis is a term that is used in many different areas, however in the field we work in we are specifically discussing people who have a Learning Disability and who may experience Mental Health issues.
For staff to be able to effectively support people who have a learning disability and who are also experiencing mental health problems.
to understand the common features of the main types of mental illness
to understand effects of the main types of mental illness on the individual and their quality of life
to understand the possible differences in the way mental illness may present in people who have a learning disability
to learn practical approaches to support people during episodes of mental illness
to learn practical approaches to improving the general well being of those you support
This workshop is interspersed with exercises, video, presentation and discussion.
Other D8 Courses & workshops
'Supporting Individuals in Distress' (SID) - Restraint Reduction Network
Certified by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) under the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.
Are you interested in a inset day that is informative, fun and memorable enough staff are talking about it months afterwards? Then look no further! This page is for Pupil Referral Units and Mainstream Education - Special Schools inset days can be found here
Build emotional resilience within your staff. The Positive Psychology movement has grown to focus on what is going well for individuals rather than the standard psychology focus of what is wrong with the individual. This leads to us needing to focus on the concept of well-being.
'Supporting Individuals in Distress' Intro and Breakaway 2 Day
A two day interactive course that covers the introductory aspects of our foundation course "Supporting Individuals in Distress" (SID). Includes an introduction to physical skills commonly thought of as breakaway skills - we call these Disengagement Skills.
Trainers Project Supporting Individuals in Distress
Your successful Associate Trainer would adhere to the Restraint Reduction Network Standards and deliver D.ESCAL8™'s ‘Supporting Individuals in Distress’ course and associated annual update days to staff within your service.