Our Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities in Care Course works in conjunction with Standard 9 of the Care Certificate and provides awareness training that teaches carers to be aware of mental health conditions, learning disabilities and dementia within a care setting.
- Understand the different mental health problems, learning disabilities someone might experience
- Understand the need to tailor the care someone might receive to their mental health, learning disabilities or dementia
- Learn about the law surrounding mental capacity
In this first section, we’ll look at a number of mental health issues, including mental illnesses, extreme states of mental ill-health, dementia, and learning disabilities. We’ll see what all these terms mean, their tell-tale signs and symptoms, what causes them, and what treatments or support is available.
In the second section we’ll see what that kind of person-centred support looks like, including why you always need to assess and adapt the care you offer to suit your patient’s ever-changing needs, and why it’s so important to recognise and diagnose mental health issues, dementia, and learning disabilities as soon as possible.
People with mental health issues, dementia, and learning disabilities are often more vulnerable to harm and abuse. In this final section of the course, we’ll take a look at how the law aims to protect vulnerable people, how it promotes their rights and ensures that their capacity to make decisions is never undermined.