Learning Disability provides training for Approved Mental Health Care Professionals (AMHPs) and those working in Secure and Complex Care. Below is a list of training offered. Learning Disability is happy to tailor any course to specific requirements.

Assessment of people with a Learning Disability & the Mental Health Act 1983

Program

  • Roles & Responsibilities of AMHP when assessing people with a learning disability
  • Part II & III MHA 1983, Code of Practice and People with a Learning Disability
  • What is “abnormally aggressive behaviour and irresponsible conduct”?
  • Causes, prevalence, and diagnosis of mental illness in people with learning disabilities
  • Learning Disability, health and its association with mental illness
  • Chromosomal disorders associated with learning disability/mental health, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Fragile X, Down syndrome & Prader Willie Syndrome
  • Best practice – developing basic communication skills

Learning Outcomes

To enable participants to develop skills and best practice when assessing people with learning disabilities under the Mental Health Act 1983 & MHA Code of Practice.

To enable participants to identify and understand the how mental illness impacts on the lives of people with learning disabilities.

To enable participants to understand the various types of mental illness and how these are associated with chromosomal disorders and other syndromes.

To understand the impact of epilepsy and its correlation with mental illness and learning disability.

To enable course participants to develop the necessary skills to interview a person with learning disabilities, taking into account issues of communication, degree of learning  disability and /or associated syndrome.

To update participant’s knowledge and understanding on recent changes to Mental Health Law.

To provide course participants with the skills by which to utilise other agencies when assessing people with learning disabilities.

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Introduction to assessment of Autism under the Mental Health Act

Who’s this course for?

This course is specifically designed to enable care practitioners, whether community nurses, social workers, care staff and support staff to understand the condition of Autism & Asperger Syndrome. The course covers general awareness, the differences between the two conditions; Autism & Mental Illness and improves the practitioners communication skills, thereby  developing their skills when assessing those whom are or have been detained under the MHA 1983.

Program

  • 09.30 What is Autism (ASC) & Asperger Syndrome (AS). Prevalence, causes of ASC, and the triad of differences.
  • 10.15  Autism & Mental illness
  • 10.45 Break
  • 11.00 Asperger syndrome – Inner Space
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 13.15 Autism/Aspergers inner space – Sensory Overload
  • 14.45 Break
  • 15.00 Assessment under the MHA & Case Studies
  • 16.00 Resources & reflection of good practice

Learning outcomes

  • To provide a general awareness of Autism, including the triad of differences.
  • To enable participants to  understand the causes and p
  • revalence of Autism & Asperger syndrome, including associated mental illnesses
  • To enable participants to understand inner space an insight into the inner world of Autism/ Asperger Syndrome
  • To enable participants to understand issues relation to communication and sensory overload when assessing and working with people with Autism & Asperger Syndrome
  • To enable participants to improve their assessment skills for those being assessed under the MHA 1983
  • To provide case studies to enable practitioner to apply good practice when assessing individuals with Autistic Condition

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Autism and Mental Health

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is specifically designed to enable health and social practitioners to understand the impact of Mental Health on people with Autism. The examination of relevant case studies will also allow practitioners to improve their competence and understanding of Autism and Mental Health.

Programme

09.30 – What is Autism? Prevalence, causes, ICD 10 and DSM V
10.45 –  Break
11.00 – Why Autism & Mental Health?
11.45 – Autism and Schizophrenia
12.30 – Lunch
01.15 – Autism, impact of sensory overload on Mental Health
02.45 – Break
03.00 – Case Studies in practice and good practice
04.00 – Resources

Learning outcomes

  • An overview of Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • To provide participants with an understanding of diagnosis, prevalence and causes of Autism
  • To enable participants to understand the principle Mental Health needs associated with Autism
  • To enable participants to understand the connections between Autism and schizophrenia, including anxiety conditions, OCD, ADD etc.
  • To enable participants to understand the impact of sensory issues in Autism and Mental Health
  • To provide case studies for developing and promoting good practice in the identification of mental illness in those with Autism

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Introduction to Conditions Associated with Learning Disability

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for staff wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of syndromes associated with learning disability and the impact upon the individual’s daily living.

Program

  • 9.30     What is a learning disability?
  • 10.15   What is a syndrome or condition?
  • 11.00   Break
  • 11.15   Down Syndrome, Autism the facts
  • 12.30   Lunch
  • 1.00     Fragile X
  • 2.30     Break
  • 2.45     Autism
  • 4.00    Close

Learning Outcomes

  • To provide participants will learn about learning disability and understand its association with certain conditions/syndromes
  • To enable participates to under Chromosomal and Autosomal genetics
  • To provide an overview of causes and numbers of each condition/syndrome
  • To explore various associated conditions such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X with learning disability –the impact upon the individual and family
  • Through case studies explore how these conditions affect individuals and the service they receive.

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Introduction to working with Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983

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Introduction to Conditions Associated with Learning Disability

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for staff wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of syndromes associated with learning disability and the impact upon the individual’s daily living.

Program

  • 9.30     What is a learning disability?
  • 10.15   What is a syndrome or condition?
  • 11.00   Break
  • 11.15   Down Syndrome, Autism the facts
  • 12.30   Lunch
  • 1.00     Fragile X
  • 2.30     Break
  • 2.45     Autism
  • 4.00    Close

Learning Outcomes

  • To provide participants will learn about learning disability and understand its association with certain conditions/syndromes
  • To enable participates to under Chromosomal and Autosomal genetics
  • To provide an overview of causes and numbers of each condition/syndrome
  • To explore various associated conditions such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X with learning disability –the impact upon the individual and family
  • Through case studies explore how these conditions affect individuals and the service they receive.

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Introduction to learning disability & mental illness

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for staff wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of syndromes associated with learning disability and the impact upon the individual’s daily living.

Program

  • 9.30     What is a learning disability?
  • 10.15   What is a syndrome or condition?
  • 11.00   Break
  • 11.15   Down Syndrome, Autism the facts
  • 12.30   Lunch
  • 1.00     Fragile X
  • 2.30     Break
  • 2.45     Autism
  • 4.00    Close

Learning Outcomes

  • To provide participants will learn about learning disability and understand its association with certain conditions/syndromes
  • To enable participates to under Chromosomal and Autosomal genetics
  • To provide an overview of causes and numbers of each condition/syndrome
  • To explore various associated conditions such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X with learning disability –the impact upon the individual and family
  • Through case studies explore how these conditions affect individuals and the service they receive.

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Managing Conditionally Discharged Patients as Social Supervisors

“Best Practice for Social Supervisors”

There is evidence to suggest that practitioners responsible for supervising restricted patients in the community have had little if any training in order to ensure safe practice and the protection of the public. Following the Peter Bryan Inquiry Report (2009)

“The Ministry of Justice should consider giving guidance as to what competences and experience are required for any Supervising Psychiatrists or Social Supervisors”.

Trusts & Local Authorities have a responsibility to ensure that all their employees who might have to take responsibility for a section 37/41 MHA patient have sufficient and appropriate skills to do so. Therefore they should devise and implement training, CPD & induction programmes aimed at effective management of restricted patients.” (Peter Bryan Inquiry Report (Sep. 2009)).

Feedback from course participant

“The course on social supervisors was a ‘breath of fresh air’. For the first time in my social work career someone was giving me clear direction as to my legal responsibilities as a social supervisor and the practicalities of how to best implement this. The trainer’s focus was practitioner based and suddenly, all that had been unclear to me made sense! The very next day I was able to attend an inpatient review on a patient who is subject to Section 37/41 and confidently assert my roles and responsibilities as the potential social supervisor following his discharge from hospital.” (South Wales 2010)

Suggestions are provided for a structured approach to decision making, and how “reasons” can be laid out to avoid legal challenge. The day includes some practical exercises, handouts, and examples of good and bad practice.

Who’s this course for?

This course is for Social Supervisors whether social worker or nurse providing supervision for Conditionally Discharged Patients under the Mental Health Act 1983. It offers a practice based approach with practical case studies and opportunities to learn from past and present Mental Health Inquiries. This course is also suitable for Medical supervisors and those preparing to be Supervisors.

Trainer

Qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), Senior Forensic Social Worker experienced Social Supervisor whom has delivered courses to a wide range of Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts.

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Community Treatment Orders (Supervised Treatment Orders) in Practice

Program

  • What is CTO & STO?
  • Who are likely to be subject to STO?
  • Legislation MHA & COP
  • What is Supervision?
  • What is the role of RC and AMPH?
  • Good Communication amongst MDT
  • Recall
  • Ending STO
  • Re-assessment MHA 1983

Learning Outcomes

  • To enable participants to understand what a CTO & SCT is?
  • To enable participants to have a basic understanding of the criteria & process of a CTO.
  • To enable participants to understand the roles and responsibilities of the Responsible Clinician and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
  • To provide a basic understanding of the functions of the legislation, including the role of being the supervisor
  • Enable participants to establish  good working practice through use of case studies
  • To have a basic understanding of the process of recall, including using good practice between the RC and AMHP
  • Enable participants to understand how and under what circumstances STO can end

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Introduction to risk assessment and mentally disordered offenders

Contents

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Forensics

Contents

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For further information, including programmes and learning outcomes don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

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