Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

A one day course on Dual Diagnosis.

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 may experience Mental Health issues.

Aim

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

Objectives:

  • understanding of the common features of the main types of mental illness
  • effects of the main types of mental illness on the individual and their quality of life
  • understanding of the possible differences in the way mental illness may present in people who already have a learning disability
  • practical approaches to support people during episodes of mental illness

The workshop is intersperced with exercises, video, presentaiton and discussion.