Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability - for Health and Social Care
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Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability - for Health and Social Care

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Updated Jun 24, 2024
Course Description

Course Overview

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.

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.

On course completion you will automatically get a certificate with your name, date, CPD hours earned and the learning objectives covered.

 

Target Audience

This course will be particularly useful for new members of staff in healthcare support worker roles, new members of staff in adult social care worker roles and any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support.

This course is also useful if you’re moving into a new role or simply want to refresh your existing dementia care training or access mental health training online.

Dementia courses for carers can also make a real difference to the quality of life of people with dementia, along with their families and friends.

 

Learning Objectives
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