Care Certificate Standard 9 - Mental Health, Dementia and Disabilities - Online CPD Course

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Care Certificate Standard 9 - Mental Health, Dementia and Disabilities - Online CPD Course.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Care Certificate Standard 9 (Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability) training course for front-line healthcare and social care support workers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

While you may not be working in a role that directly supports people with mental health conditions, dementia and learning disability, it is vital to have awareness in any health or social care worker role. This is so that any signs and symptoms that you notice are passed on to other workers and that you show compassion and understanding when you experience any behaviour that you find difficult to understand or respond to.

Course content

This online Care Certificate Standard 9 (Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability) training course covers the following:

  • Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities
    • List how someone may feel if they have:
      • Mental health conditions, such as:
        • a. Psychosis,
        • b. Depression, and
        • c. Anxiety
      • Dementia
      • Learning Disabilities; The issues may be physical, social or psychological and will affect the individual in different ways.
    • Explain how these conditions may influence a person’s needs about the care that they may require,
    • Explain why it is essential to understand that the causes and support needs are different for people with mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities.
  • Understand the importance of promoting positive health and well-being for an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability;
    • Explain how positive attitudes towards those with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities will improve the care and support they receive, and
    • Describe the social model of disability and how it underpins positive attitudes towards disability and involving people in their care.
  • Understand the adjustments which may be necessary for care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability;
    • Describe what changes might need to be made to the way care is provided if someone has;
      • A mental health condition such as:
        • a. Psychosis,
        • b. Depression, and
        • c. Anxiety.
      • Dementia,
      • Learning Disabilities.
    • 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.
  • Understand the importance of early detection of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities;
    • Explain why early detection of mental health needs, dementia or learning disability is essential, and
    • 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.
  • Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities;
    • 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, and
    • 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.
  • Understand the meaning of mental capacity concerning how care is provided;
    • Explain what is meant by the term “capacity”,
    • Explain why it is essential to assume that someone has capacity unless there is evidence that they do not,
    • Explain what is meant by “consent”, and how it can change according to what decisions may need to be taken, and
    • Describe situations where an assessment of capacity might need to be undertaken and the meaning and significance of “advance statements” regarding future care.

Who is the course for?

This online Care Certificate Standard 9 (Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability) training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles,
  • New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles, and
  • Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support.

This online Care Certificate Standard 9 (Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability) training course will also be useful for:

  • Staff moving into new roles within their organisation,
  • Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff,
  • NHS nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Agency care workers,
  • Healthcare assistants (HCAs),
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Course aims

So why is the awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities critical? This online Care Certificate Standard 9 (Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability) training course aims to make you aware of the experiences and causes of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Care Certificate Standard 9 (Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability) training course, you will have a better understanding of the following:

  • Awareness of Mental health conditions,
  • Depression,
  • Symptoms of depression,
  • Treatment for depression,
  • Living with depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Psychosis,
  • Supporting individuals who experience psychosis,
  • Dementia,
  • Causes of dementia,
  • Supporting individuals with dementia,
  • Learning disabilities,
  • Physical and sensory problems,
  • Supporting individuals,
  • Promoting positive attitudes,
  • The social model,
  • Adaptations,
  • Reporting concerns,
  • Detection and early diagnosis,
  • Mistaking conditions,
  • Adapting care and support,
  • Legal frameworks, policy and guidelines,
  • Mental capacity, and
  • Assessing capacity.

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