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Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities
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This course aims to make you aware of people’s experiences with and the causes of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities.

While you may not be working in a role that directly supports people with mental ill-health, dementia or learning disabilities, it is important for all health or social care workers to be aware about these conditions. This is so that any signs and symptoms that you notice are passed on to other workers and that you show compassion and understanding when you experience any behaviour that you find difficult to understand or respond to.

This course aims to make you aware of people’s experiences with and the causes of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities.

While you may not be working in a role that directly supports people with mental ill-health, dementia or learning disabilities, it is important for all health or social care workers to be aware about these conditions. This is so that any signs and symptoms that you notice are passed on to other workers and that you show compassion and understanding when you experience any behaviour that you find difficult to understand or respond to.

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Course Consultant

Hugh Asher
Hugh Asher
Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at Darach Social Croft Specialising in Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Health.

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“Course content is by far the simplest to understand regarding Dementia. Very good digestible chunks and in depth.”
 
Jane Shodimu – The Mortimer Society

Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities.

Interactive Video Lessons, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate

Subjects covered include:

  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Causes of mental health conditions
  • Dementia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mistaking conditions
  • Care and support
  • Promoting positive attitudes
  • Four benefits of diagnosis
  • Legal frameworks, policy and guidelines
  • Mental capacity
On average this online course should take around 40 minutes.

England

Care Certificate Standard 9

Wales

All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 3.13 & 3.14

Scotland

National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC’s Induction Standards

Hugh Asher, BSc (Hons), MSc (Merit), PhD (Applied Social Science)
Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at Darach Social Croft
 

As a course consultant, Hugh brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. His extensive background in working with individuals with diverse needs, combined with his passion for utilising nature as a therapeutic tool, allows him to provide valuable insights and guidance to learners.

Participants in the courses “Caring for People with Autism”, “Supporting People with Learning Disabilities”, “Mental Health Awareness” and “Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities” can expect to gain valuable skills and understanding in providing effective care and support.

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