Bipolar Disorder Awareness (3hrs)

First Response Training
Delivery Method: Face-to-face


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The Level 2 Award in Bipolar Disorder Awareness ensures learners have an understanding of bipolar disorder, its symptoms and characteristics and can provide appropriate support to individuals living with the disorder.

At First Response Training we can provide face-to-face, classroom-based courses inhouse at your premises or venue of your choice, open courses at our public venues and a range of e-learning, distance learning and webinar courses, as well as blended learning solutions.

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Explain what bipolar disorder is and the different types identified
  • State the characteristics and diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • Understand the causes and effects of bipolar disorder
  • Describe treatment and support options for bipolar disorder
  • Explore attitudes towards bipolar disorder

Course syllabus:

  • What is bipolar disorder? Including:
    • Definition
    • Who is affected?
    • Facts and figures
    • Bipolar mood states
  • Types of bipolar disorder
  • Characteristics of bipolar disorder, including:
    • Mania
    • Hypomania
    • Depression
    • Mixed episodes
    • Psychotic symptoms
  • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • Causes of bipolar disorder
    • Physical
    • Environmental and social factors, such as childhood trauma, stressful life events and the effects of substance misuse
  • Effects of bipolar disorder
    • Effects on the individual
    • Effects on people living with/ supporting those with bipolar disorder
  • Treatment and support
    • Medicines
    • Psychological therapies
    • Lifestyles changes
    • Crisis support
    • How to help others
    • Charities and associations
  • Attitudes towards bipolar disorder
    • Stigma and discrimination
    • Myths and facts
    • Bipolar disorder int he media and on screen

Certificate title: Level 2 Award in Bipolar Disorder Awareness

Certificate validity: 3 years

Dates available on arrangement

First Response Training can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Onsite course, delivered at your own venue to a group of up to 12 delegates. With a team of 100 trainers located across the country, no additional expenses are applied for travel. All courses are fully inclusive of certification, personal account management, refresher reminders, administration, and access to your own secure client portal.
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