Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities – Online Course

£ 14.99

The aims and objectives of this online Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities training course are to provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation regarding mental health, dementia and learning disabilities, and to provide necessary training resources in a meaningful and engaging way.

Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities | Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.

Welcome to our online Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers.

LearnPac Systems is a leading UK provider of accredited online training courses, programmes and qualifications that are approved by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK), Training Qualifications UK (TQUK), RoSPA, IATP, IFE, IIRSM and Gatehouse Awards.

Certificate duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: No entry restrictions

Recommended prerequisites: N/A

Assessment type: End of course assessment

Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price

Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Who is the course for?

This Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities e-learning course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Community services.

What is covered in this course?

This online Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities training course covers the following:

  • Introduction to dementia, mental health and learning disability,
  • Awareness of mental health conditions,
  • Depression, symptoms of depression and treatment for depression,
  • Living with depression,
  • Supporting individuals who experience psychosis and anxiety,
  • Types and causes of dementia,
  • Helping individuals with dementia,
  • Learning disabilities, physical and sensory problems,
  • Supporting individuals and promoting positive attitudes,
  • The social model and adaptations,
  • Reporting concerns,
  • Detection and early diagnosis of dementia,
  • Mistaking conditions, adapting care and support,
  • Legal frameworks, policy and guidelines,
  • Assessing mental capacity and
  • Online resources and resources.

Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities training course are to:

  • To provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation regarding mental health, dementia and learning disabilities, and
  • To provide necessary training resources in a meaningful and engaging way.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities training course, the learner will:

  • Have a better awareness of mental health conditions,
  • Know the symptoms and treatment options for depression,
  • Be able to support people living with depression,
  • Be ready to help individuals who experience psychosis and anxiety,
  • Have a better awareness of dementia,
  • Be able to better support individuals with dementia,
  • Know more about learning disabilities, physical and sensory problems,
  • Be prepared to better support individuals and promoting positive attitudes,
  • Know the social model and necessary adaptations,
  • Be able to report concerns, and
  • Understand the relevant legal frameworks, policy and guidelines.

Why is online awareness of dementia, mental health, and learning disability training important?

The Care Certificate is a set of standards that social care and health workers stick to in their daily working life. It is the new minimum standards that should be covered as part of the induction training of new care workers. The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health.  The Care Certificate:

  • Applies across social care and health,
  • Links to National Occupational Standards and units in qualifications, and
  • Covers what is needed to be caring – giving workers a sound basis from which they can develop their knowledge and skills.

What is mental health?

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment.”

What is dementia?

The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia, they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.

What is a learning disability?

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example, household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.

What is a disability?

Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 – “You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities”.

 

Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities | Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited.