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Mental Health & Learning Disability Awareness

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4 CPD hours / points

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Mental Health or ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ are just as important as good physical health but because mental illness is not 'visible', it makes it difficult for others to understand what someone is going through, even for those who are very close to that person..

When planning personalised mental health care, medical teams need to consider the whole person and their needs alongside the theory or knowledge about mental health care that they/you already have.


4 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office



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Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements.

What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You're free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers and most tablet devices etc. so you can even study while on the move! As long as you have access to the internet, you should be able to study anywhere that's convenient.

Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.

What if I don't pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.

How long does it take to complete the course?

We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.


Mental Health & Learning Disability Awareness - Module 1
Mental Health or ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ are just as important as good physical health but because mental illness is not 'visible', it makes it difficult for others to understand what someone is going through, even for those who are very close to that person.
Mental Health & Learning Disability Awareness - Module 2
When planning personalised mental health care, medical teams need to consider the whole person and their needs alongside the theory or knowledge about mental health care that they/you already have.
To support this, the learning objectives of this module include:
• To prepare a care plan which is all-encompassing and consider all necessary aspects of individualised care;
• To understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, or learning disabilities;
• To understand how social perceptions can impact on those with learning disability or mental health;
• To understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health condition, or learning disability;
• To understand the role of medication and how withdrawal may impact upon an individual and how it should be handled.
Mental Health & Learning Disability Awareness - Module 3
Many carers of people with mental health problems are concerned about how to respond to the person who is unwell. How can you help carers to set boundaries, and what should they consider to be acceptable and unacceptable behaviour?
The learning objectives for this section are:
• To understand and explore the approaches to care that respect service users' independence, choice and human rights;
• To ensure you understand the difference between the use of restrictive practices and restrictive interventions and the appropriateness of their use.
Mental Health & Learning Disability Awareness - Module 4
When living with either mental health problems or a learning disability, small things that may seem easy to other people are difficult to achieve.Each person with learning disability is unique.
In terms of work, many are capable of performing a specific job well without requiring any additional assistance or modifications. Many have learned to compensate for their disabilities and seek employment utilising their areas of strength. Others may need additional help at work. It is important that potential employees with learning disabilities know all the required components of a job, allowing them to develop strategies and accommodations that can enhance their job performance.
Mental Health & Learning Disability Awareness - Module 5
The process for handling learning disability and behavioural challenges for children is similar to the process for adults.
As an overview to consolidate knowledge, NICE advise that when assessing challenging behaviour, the person being assessed remains the priority and is supported throughout the process. It is vital that the child or young person and their family members and carers are fully involved in the assessment process.

Please ensure you have read every page of the course (numbered at the bottom of the screen), otherwise you will not have the option of taking the test.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.