Eddie Chaplin, Karina Marshall-Tate, Ruwani Ampegama, Steve Hardy

Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Training pack

A training pack

In association with The Estia Centre, London South Bank University and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

£65.00

Description

People with an intellectual disability (learning disability) are more likely to experience mental health difficulties than the wider population, for a wide variety of reasons. In addition, noticing and diagnosing a mental illness may be complex, and getting the right kind of help and support challenging. This accessible training resource and accompanying guide has been developed to provide thorough introductory training to a range of care and support staff who work with adults with intellectual disabilities. The aim of the resource is to provide learners with an understanding of the mental health needs of this population and to promote mental health and wellbeing. The flexible training has been developed in conjunction with three leading centres of expertise in clinical practice and teaching on this topic: The Estia Centre, London South Bank University and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. It is based on training practice and evaluation of courses run by the Estia Centre with a wide variety of staff and is informed by the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs themselves, making it the only teaching resource of its kind.

These engaging training materials will also be of value to clinicians and support professionals relatively new to either mental health or intellectual disability, as well as students undertaking relevant courses. The training includes a full PowerPoint presentation and a separate guide Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Well-being for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A guide for professionals, support staff and families in both hard copy and digital format. In addition, video clips of the insights of people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced mental health issues give voice to the experiences and insights of people directly affected by the issues discussed.

 

Audience

Care and support staff who work with adults with intellectual disabilities, and mental health and social care professionals who support adults with intellectual disabilities from time to time.

Details

ISBN: 978-1-912755-41-7

Publishing Date: May 2020

Contents:

  • Section 1: What is mental health?
  • Section 2: What is mental illness?
  • Section 3: Mental health assessment for people with an intellectual disability.
  • Section 4: Interventions and treatments.
  • Section 5: Mental health promotion and the views of people with an intellectual disability.

 

Authors

Ruwani Ampegama qualified as a learning disability nurse in 1993 and joined the Estia Centre in May 2017 as the senior training officer.

Karina Marshall-Tate was until recently Head of Education and Training at the Estia Centre.

Dr Eddie Chaplin is Professor of Mental Health in Neurodevelopmental Disorders at London South Bank University. He has extensive clinical experience managing and working in a range of local and national mental health services for people with learning disabilities and autism. Eddie is Editor for the Advances in Autism and Secretary of the European Association of Mental Health in Intellectual Disability.

Steve Hardy held a training post at the Estia Centre for many years and is now Practice Development Nurse for the Adult Learning Disability Service at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

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