Course Profile

Course Profile: Dual Diagnosis (Learning Disability and Mental Health) (1 Day)
The aim of this Dual Diagnosis training event is to raise awareness of the workforce in understanding what a dual diagnosis is and how it affects a person’s lifestyle and their human rights.  This full day training session will provide learners with information, knowledge, competences and skills required to work in a person-centred way with people with a dual diagnosis.  The course material is set within the current legal and regulatory framework, including the Care Act 2014.  The course is informed by a range of sources including bild, The National Autistic Society and MIND.
The course provides some knowledge for
The Care Certificate: Standards 1, 9
QCF: HSC025; 026; 036; HSC024; 034; LD201; 205; 305; SS OP2.1; 3.1; CMH301; 302
The course supports the Social Care Commitment
The course is designed for any healthcare and adult social care practitioners working at all levels in a variety of services e.g. learning disability, mental health services.  The course will help organisations to meet the CQC Fundamental Standards

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • A set of definitions, including dual diagnosis, learning disabilities, learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, mental health and mental ill health
  • The main differences between mental ill health and learning disabilities
  • Causes of learning disabilities
  • Common learning disability conditions and syndromes
  • Signs and symptoms of learning disability conditions and syndromes
  • Causes of mental ill health
  • Common mental health diagnosis
  • Signs and symptoms of mental ill health
  • Treatment and support for mental ill health
  • Why people with learning disabilities are more at risk of mental health conditions
  • Diagnosis and assessment tools for dual diagnosis (an overview)
  • The social impact of mental ill health
  • Strategies to reduce social impact of mental ill health
  • Ways of promoting good mental health
  • Monitoring, recording and reporting mental health issues
  • How to access some useful resources for information and advice
Training methods utilised include: Small group work and pair work, practice studies, questions and answers, chalk and talk, word shower method, questionnaire, PowerPoint trainer presentation, facilitated discussion, handouts