Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

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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.

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Aim

For staff to be able to effectively support people who have a learning disability and who are also experiencing mental health problems.

Objectives:

  • 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.

This course was invaluable and just what we needed to raise morale and self-esteem at such a difficult, critical time in 2020.

The course was deemed ‘enlightening, thought provoking and a tonic’ and reinforced a team building approach. Staff felt it was an ‘eye opener’ to witness how other staff were feeling when they were feeding back anonymously about their feelings, emotions and experiences and felt that they were not alone.

Staff took time to focus on their positive and supportive reactions to pupils and staff who were in distress or needed support and assistance and will apply these strategies to themselves. A very positive camaraderie and renewed team building approach has resulted from this course.

We have worked with Des on other sessions and projects and he never fails to enthuse, engage, challenge and support staff. Thanks so much, an excellent experience again.

Head Teacher

I found the course to be excellent. It really touched a nerve with me and I will definitely be trying some of the techniques. I really enjoy the courses Des runs and hope to attend more in the future.

ASC Teacher

This was a great course that was very thought-provoking and helped me think about myself and others in a different way. It was clear how the course content applied to my work situation.

Teacher

It was great to reinforce the philosophies that we have looked at with Des before.

Teacher

Very interesting, such a big world around behaviour that I don't know, but would like to. Defiantly have some more tools to help me and my way of thinking. Thank you.

Teaching Assistant

Very interesting and informative. Makes you think more about things you take for granted.

Admin Manager

The course has a varied and interesting content that can be applied to a range of life situations to support yourself and others.

Teaching Assistant

I always enjoy the D8 sessions, they teach us so much. This time because of Covid-19 it was different, we had videos to watch before hand and I found that very helpful. They were mainly self-help videos on how to manage stress, I would recomend these to everyone struggling with stress. I look forward to getting back to normal and doing the practical training sessions again, the ones that change how you deal with any issue before it gets to a piont that it can't be dealt with.

Teaching Assistant

Great course content and delivery as I've come to expect from Des, very knowledgeable and expertly delivered considering the current climate (covid)

Teaching Assistant

Very emotional and informative as always..Des managed to deliver the session over zoom and kept the attention of all the staff..Well done des

Teaching Assistant

I really enjoyed the course, lots to learn and take in

Teaching Assistant

Very informative course and refreshed my understanding on the ethos

Teaching Assistant

Very informative and interesting workshop, I have learned a lot and would recommend it.

Teaching Assistant

Great to see Des again. I enjoyed all the new information and felt it was informative and relevant. Nice to have a recap on past information as well.

Teaching Assistant

Very informative course, well presented. Enjoyed the attachments on the worksheet at the end of the course also. Thank you.

Teaching Assistant

A very good workshop! Not only the presentation but the links to the different videos and websites were very interesting.

Teaching Assistant

The course was interesting, with the right amount of balance of listening and questions.

Teaching Assistant

The course is always presented really well and because of the interaction your kept on your toes.

Teaching Assistant Level 3

Good information and interventions for the role I’m in

Teaching Assistant

Great information as usual , found afterbreak session hard to process, needed more time and would have prefered face to face course, but thats the world we are in.

Teaching Assistant

I found the course very interesting , Des was very engaging and was a good refresher course that I feel like I needed.

Teaching Assistant
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