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Mental Health in Learning Disabilities

A training resource

Price: £175.00 £95.00
This ready-to-run training pack enables staff to gain the skills and knowledge needed to meet the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities.
Author(s): Geraldine Holt, Steve Hardy, Nick Bouras

This comprehensive training pack provides all the materials necessary to run 18 modules on different issues of mental health in learning disabilities. The pack aims to help staff acquire the skills and knowledge they need to effectively meet the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities. 

People with learning disabilities often experience mental health problems which are overlooked, leaving them even more vulnerable to social exclusion and poor quality lives. This vital resource, put together by many leading experts in the field, provides a wealth of training resources to help staff properly address the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities. 

It introduces those who support people with learning disabilities to a range of important areas of knowledge and practice, from understanding mental health and psychiatric disorders, assessment of mental health problems, challenging behaviour, epilepsy and autism, to different types of interventions, legal and ethical issues, service factors, cultural diversity and offending behaviour. Each module provides all the material needed to run a short training session within the context of a staff meeting or training event.  

Mental Health in Learning Disabilities contains: CD-ROM containing trainer’s notes, Powerpoint slides, handouts, evaluation forms, seven video drama vignettes; ringbinder with colour laminated dividers.

This training resource is aimed at everyone involved in working with and supporting people with learning disabilities in all service settings, including community and inpatient services, mainstream and specialist services. The modules can be run by trainers and professionals such as nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and therapists.
ISBN: 9781841961729
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 01 July 2005
Content: Mental health needs; Psychosis; Mood and anxiety disorders; Eating problems and disorders; Substance misuse; Personality disorders; Assessment; Biological interventions; Psychological interventions; Social interventions; Recovery and mental health promotion; Policy and services; Neuro-psychiatric issues (including epilepsy); Staff stress and training; Consent to treatment; Mental Health Act; Risk assessment and management; Challenging behaviour; Autism spectrum conditions; Working with families; Children; Older adults; Offenders; Diversity; Syndromes and behavioural phenotypes; Service user perspective.

Steve Hardy was formerly the education and training lead at the Estia Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is a registered nurse in learning disabilities and has worked in mental health and challenging behaviour services for people with learning disabilities for 20 years. He has widely published in these areas and he is the co-editor of the journal Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.