21 Apr 2020
09:00AM - 04:30PM
This course provides tools in helping to identify potential anxiety, depression and psychosis in persons with physical or intellectual disabilities.
Target Audience: Suitable for staff in a variety of settings who work with clients with disability in therapeutic, supportive or caring role.
The prevalence of mental health issues is higher in people with a disability than in the general population. This means that often, a person who has both a physical, intellectual or neurological disability is also dealing with mental health challenges.
There can be complexities in distinguishing mental health issues from intellectual or neurological disability and this can lead to mental health challenges not being recognised or identified.
Participants will explore concepts of recovery, trauma and strength- based approaches to working with people with complex needs. They will use a recovery and biopsychosocial approach to meet their client’s needs.
This course will support participants to:
- Understand the prevalence of disability and mental health issues
- Have increased confidence in recognizing anxiety, depression and psychosis in persons with physical or intellectual disabilities
- Practice using a range of observation and communication tools to build their confidence in identifying and responding appropriately to mental health needs
- Be confident in accessing resources to help meet the needs of clients with both disability and mental health challenges including in crisis situations
There are two scholarship places available for consumers or carers who face financial difficulty in attending this course. Scholarship applications close 10 business days prior to course and the successful applicants will be notified five business days prior to commencement of the event.
The cost will be 10% of the course rate. To apply for a scholarship place click here to complete the application.
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Catering and light refreshments provided.
Register by 7 April 2020 to reserve a place
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Level 1/1 Nash Street
Associate Member (2019/2020) $220.00
Full Member (2019/2020) $195.00
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Non Member $245.00
Scholarship pre-approval required $19.50