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

Overview

Each of the three main topics - mental illness, dementia, and learning disability - is discussed separately and then strategies for enabling people to live lives as they choose are introduced. Particular concerns are addressed, such as hate crime, and the stigma of mental illness.

Audience

This course is aimed at:

  • New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles
  • New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles
  • Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support

  • This course will also be useful for:

    • Staff moving into new roles within their organisation
    • Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff

    About this course

    This course contains eight bite-sized modules that use practice-based scenarios, videos and engaging questions to bring the subject to life.

    The eight modules are:

    • Mental Illness - Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions
    • Learning disabilities - Understand the needs and experiences of people with learning disabilities
    • Dementia - Understand the needs and experiences of people with dementia
    • Understand the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
    • Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
    • Understand the importance of early detection of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities
    • Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities
    • Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided

    Each module takes between five and ten minutes to complete; the modules that contain video clips take a little longer.

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

    Objectives

    In this course you will learn: 

  • What is a learning disability
  • What the experience of a person with a learning disability might be
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities
  • What is dementia
  • What the experience a person with dementia might be
  • The possible support needs of people with mild, moderate and severe dementia
  • About different types of mental illness
  • What the experience of of a person with a mental illness might be
  • The possible support needs of people with different mental illnesses
  • How to promote the safety of people with a disability
  • What are 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
  • About the legislation relating to people with mental illness, learning disability or dementia
  • The requirement for confidentiality
  • About mental capacity and decision-making

  • Content

    Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

    How to support a person with a mental illness, dementia or a learning disability| What is hate crime| What are the different types of mental illness?| How to support a person with a mental illness, learning disability or dementia in decision-making| The Mental Capacity Act.