People with a learning disability have higher chances of
experiencing mental health issues than other people in society.
Statistics show this can be up to 40% of the learning disability
But what is a mental health issue? Why does it affect so many
people and how can we make a difference to sufferers?
This one day course aims to give a broad understanding of a
range of mental health issues, of how to recognise them and most
importantly how to respond effectively. It looks at factors that
cause poor mental health, how to respond to emergency situations
like suicide risk and approaches to promoting good mental
The course will also cover key aspects of relevant legislation
including The Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and
- What is mental health and what are mental health issues?
- What affects mental health? A look at mental health,
community and society.
- How to offer person-centred mental health support in the
learning disability sector.
- Responding to a risk of suicide.
- Ways to improve mental health and well-being.
- The legal framework and Mental Health.
This course is aimed at staff and managers working with people
with learning disabilities. However, anyone wanting to know more
about mental health can learn from it, apply it to those around
them and help improve their own health and well-being.
Forthcoming Training dates
|Person with a learning disability
|Parent or family carer
|Paid carer supporting someone on the day