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14 August 2018

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Objectives

Individual Learning Session: Mental Health Awareness

At the end of this session you will:

  • Have an understanding of the meaning of terms associated with mental ill health diagnoses.
  • Have an understanding of the services which are available to assist those experiencing mental ill health and their informal carers both in general terms and in relation to the geographical area which is covered by the service in which they work.
  • Have undertaken research in order to build on the formal learning in this session and be able to evidence this in their responses to the activities and the assignment which are course requirements.
  • Be able to identify progress in their learning and point to further learning needs with regards to understanding mental ill health and related topics and have sufficient background knowledge to be able to apply to their practice
  • Be able to evidence the impact of their learning on their practice.
The learning objectives in this session link in to the following units:
  • Care Certificate:
    • 9.1 Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities:
      • 9.1a - List how someone may feel if they have: 1. Mental Health Conditions such as: a) Psychosis, b) Depression, c) Anxiety. 2. Dementia. 3. Learning Disabilities. The issues may be physical, social or psychological and will affect the individual in different ways.
      • 9.1b - Explain how these conditions may influence a person's needs in relation to the care that they may require
      • 9.1c - Explain why it is important to understand that the causes and support needs are different for people with mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities.
    • 9.2 Understand the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability:
      • 9.2a - Explain how positive attitudes towards those with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities will improve the care and support they receive
      • 9.2b - Describe the social model of disability and how it underpins positive attitudes towards disability and involving people in their own care
    • 9.3 Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability:
      • 9.3a - Describe what adjustments might need to be made to the way care is provided if someone has: 1. A mental health condition such as: a) Psychosis, b) Depression, c) Anxiety. 2. Dementia. 3. Learning Disabilities.
      • 9.3b - Describe how to report concerns associated with any unmet needs which may arise from mental health conditions, dementia or learning disability through agreed ways of working
    • 9.4 Understand the importance of early detection of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities:
      • 9.4a - Explain why early detection of mental health needs, dementia or learning disability is important
      • 9.4b - Give examples of how and why adjustments to care and support might need to be made when a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability is identified
    • 9.5 Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities:
      • 9.5a - List the main requirements of legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities
      • 9.5b - Explain how the legislation and policies listed may affect the day to day experiences of individuals with mental health needs, dementia or learning disabilities and their families
    • 9.6 Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided:
      • 9.6a - Explain what is meant by the term "capacity"
      • 9.6b - Explain why it is important to assume that someone has capacity unless there is evidence that they do not
      • 9.6c - Explain what is meant by “consent”, and how it can change according to what decisions may need to be taken.
      • 9.6d - Describe situations where an assessment of capacity might need to be undertaken and the meaning and significance of “advance statements” regarding future care


  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings:
    • Group B - optional:
      • Intro OP 1.8 - Introduction to Mental Health


  • Level 2 Certificate in Assisting And Moving Individuals For A Social Care Setting:
    • Optional units:
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems


  • Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care:
    • Optional Units:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion


  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
    • Optional Units – Group B:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems


  • Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma (including Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability Pathways):
    • Group B - Optional Context/Specialist Knowledge Units:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems


  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
    • Optional Units – Group B:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems


  • Level 3 Certificate in Working with individuals with diabetes:
    • Group B - optional units:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems


  • Level 3 Diploma in Commissioning, procurement and contracting for care services:
    • Group B - optional:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems


  • Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma (including Generic, Dementia and Learning Disability Pathways):
    • Group B – Optional context/specialist knowledge units:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems
    • Group C units – Optional competence units:
      • HSC 3055 - Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs and plan appropriate actions


  • Level 5 Diploma in Commissioning, procurement and contracting for care services:
    • Group B - optional:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Advanced Practice:
    • Options:
      • ADV 306 - Independent Mental Health Advocacy


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Management:
    • Options:
      • ADV 306 - Independent Mental Health Advocacy


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC & CYP: Adults’ Residential Management:
    • Options:
      • ADV 306 - Independent Mental Health Advocacy


  • Level 7 Diploma in Commissioning, procurement and contracting for care services:
    • Group B - optional:
      • CMH 301 - Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
      • CMH 302 - Understand mental health problems