Dual Diagnosis Resources

Dual Diagnosis Resources

Introduction to Dual Diagnosis Course - resources and links to further information.

Welcome new participant on the Introduction to Dual Diagnosis Course please find below you will find resources and links to further information.

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Challenging Behaviour an Outdated Term
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The Black Dog
How stress affects your brain

On a previous course the following film was suggested.

Split https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972582/

On a previous course one of our participants recommended the following books.
Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff-- and it's All Small Stuff

The book I could not remember the name of
Hardwiring Happiness

Seligman book mentioned

I also mentioned
The Happiness Advantage

The 10,000hours thing is mentioned in various places but I first noticed in in this book
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking



Adverse Childhood Experience Scale

Red video here - I think everyone should see this..... (shortcode d8.is/aces)

Welsh site - aces.me.uk

Here is an overview link that has the test and an explanation.

Main Wales Data

Mental Health Act

The full Mental Health Act 1983 can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/20/contents

Amendments were made to this by the Mental Health Act 2007 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2007/12/contents

MIND provide a guide to the Mental Health Act and how it affects individuals - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/legal-rights/mental-health-act-1983/mental-health-act-faqs/

Rethink Mental Illness - guide on the Mental Health Act and explain the Sections well http://www.rethink.org/living-with-mental-illness/mental-health-laws/mental-health-act-1983/sections-2-3-4-5

Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 can be read, in full, at the following address - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2005/9/contents.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence have an ‘At a glance’ overview of the Act that is concise and easy to read - http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/ataglance/ataglance05.asp

The Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice can be downloaded at http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/protecting-the-vulnerable/mca/mca-code-practice-0509.pdf

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Alzheimer’s Society have a comprehensive fact sheet on the subject, including outlining the process for getting authorisation for a deprivation of liberty - https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20032/legal_and_financial/129/deprivation_of_liberty_safeguards_dols/2

Easy to read information for service users

Books Beyond Words (BBW) by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Books Beyond Words tell powerful stories just in pictures to help people with learning disabilities cope with some of life's biggest challenges. At the back of each book, there is a written storyline, with guidelines and a range of resources for supporters and professionals. The titles cover:

Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find ‘accessible’ health information . ‘Accessible’ information is information that uses easy words with pictures. There are over 500 leaflets on Easyhealth, made by many different organisations. You can print off nearly all the leaflets straight away. https://www.easyhealth.org.uk/pages/4-easy-read-health-leaflets-and-films

Further Reading

Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management. NICE guideline [NG54]. Published date: September 2016 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng54

What's the difference between a learning disability and a mental health problem? (2016) https://www.mencap.org.uk/blog/whats-difference-between-learning-disability-and-mental-health-problem

Useful links.

Young Minds

The Judith Trust Established in 1997, the Judith Trust focuses its work on the problems faced by people who have both a learning disability and mental ill-health.

MIND The mental health charity.

Autism and Mental Health


Tips to look after your mental health during scary world events


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