Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability (Awareness) - for Health and Social Care

Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability (Awareness) - for Health and Social Care

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Part Number:34-2
  • Modules:2
  • Duration:1 hours 15 minutes
Made up of eight modules, this course opens by defining what each of these terms means, before considering what the experience might be for sufferers of each different condition. It’s important to have a good grounding in the key areas of mental health, dementia and learning disability. This course addresses each of these topics separately, along with presenting strategies that allow professionals to help these individuals to live as they choose.

You will learn about the support needs of those with learning disabilities, dementia and mental health issues and develop a clear understanding of what related legal frameworks currently exist.

The knowledge element of standard 9 of the Care Certificate is covered in depth.

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:
  • What a learning disability is
  • The experience of a person with a learning disability
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities, and how they differ
  • What dementia is
  • What the lived experience of a person with dementia might be
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe dementia
  • Different types of mental illness
  • What the experience of a person with a mental illness can be
  • The possible support needs of people with different mental illnesses
  • How to promote the safety of people with a disability
  • Social and medical models of disability
  • How to support a person with a learning disability, dementia or a mental illness
  • The importance of early diagnosis
  • Legislation relating to people with mental illness, learning disability or dementia
  • The requirement for confidentiality
  • Aspects of mental capacity in decision-making


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