Course description

This standard aims to make you aware of the experiences and causes of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities
Whilst you may not be working in a role that directly supports these individuals, it is important to have awareness in any health or social care worker role. 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.

Course Outline
Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and dementia
Value  the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for an individual who may have a mental health condition,  learning disabilities and dementia
Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health issue, learning disabilities and dementia
Appreciate the importance of early detection of mental health conditions, learning disabilities and dementia
Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health, learning disabilities and dementia
Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided.