DEMENTIA AWARENESS

This dementia awareness course helps healthcare practitioners to understand the symptoms and characteristics of dementia. Learners can also find out more about the support that is available to people with dementia in their local area, with examples of information, advice and support.

 

Overview

What will learners get out of it?

  • Name the different types of dementia
  • Describe the characteristics of each type of dementia
  • Describe some appropriate ways of interacting with people with dementia
  • Describe the impact of dementia on the individual’s family and carers
  • List some sources of information, advice and support for people with dementia, their families and their carers

 

Who is this course for?

This course provides an introduction to dementia for anyone working in health or social care environments. This includes clinical and non-clinical staff as well as volunteers.

 

Assessment

Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and  a certificate of completion for CPD is issued.

 

Accreditations:

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the 'Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disabilities' standard within the Care Certificate.

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Learn about the main types of mental health conditions, along with their respective symptoms and treatments. This course aims to raise awareness of a healthcare professionals' interaction with people who have mental health illnesses and how to use links and resources to existing information, advice and support.

 

Overview

What will learners get out of it?

  • Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions
  • Understand the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for an individual
  • Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual
  • Understand the importance of early detection of mental health conditions
  • Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines
  • Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided

 

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe some commonly experienced symptoms of mental health conditions, for example: depression, anxiety disorder and panic attacks, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, and personality disorders
  • Describe the different ways health and social care staff can work in order to support people who have mental health conditions
  • Describe how positive attitudes towards impairments and disabilities and including people in their own care is essential for promoting positive mental health and well-being for the individual
  • Describe how it may be necessary to adjust the way care is provided for people with mental health conditions
  • Explain how early detection of mental health needs can improve the way care is provided and the support that is given
  • Explain the legislation and policies that are designed to promote and protect human rights including the concepts of capacity and consent
  • Describe the types of things that might go wrong in the care of people with mental health conditions and how to report concerns according to local policy and guidelines.

 

Who is this course for?

All healthcare staff

 

Assessment

The session is followed by a assessment designed to test learners' understanding of the course. Learning progress and results can be tracked by managers for internal development and a certificate of completion for CPD issued

 

Accreditations:

This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the framework (based on care certificate standards).

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES AWARENESS

The Learning Disabilities Awareness course helps health & care practitioners understand the issues surrounding learning disabilities including the relationship between learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with the purpose of helping learners reflect on and improve how they care for people with learning disabilities.

 

Overview

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Differentiate between ‘learning disability’ and ‘learning difficulty’
  • Discuss how learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder overlap
  • Describe some of the things people with learning disabilities may find difficult and why
  • Describe some of the ways in which health and social care staff can support people who have learning disabilities
  • Describe what can go wrong in the care of people with learning disabilities
  • Reflect on how attitudes towards impairments and disabilities, and including people in their own care are essential for promoting well-being for the individual
  • Discuss what 'reasonable adjustment' means and how to adjust the way that care is delivered to people with learning disabilities
  • Explain how early detection of learning disabilities can improve how care is provided and support is given
  • Explain the legislation and policies that are designed to promote and protect human rights including the concepts of capacity and consent
  • Discuss the importance of reporting concerns and identify how concerns can be reported according to local policy and guidelines

 

Who is this course for?

The Learning Disabilities Awareness course has been designed to provide staff and volunteers, both clinical and non-clinical, with an introduction to learning disabilities.

 

Assessment

Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

 

Accreditations:

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the 'Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disabilities' standard within the Care Certificate.

DEMENTIA AWARENESS, MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS & LEARNING DISABILITIES

£70.00 Regular Price
£50.00Sale Price
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    We strongly advise that you plan your journey to arrive on time. Please note we do not have the facility to guide you to the venue on the day and a late arrival will mean that you will not be able to attend the course and no refunds will be made. Cancellations will only be accepted with a minimum of 2 weeks notice before the start of the course. Once the training has been booked no refunds will be made, however, you can postpone your training to our next available dates and available venues. To postpone your training, we require at least one week's notice.

 
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