Aims: To be aware of ‘mood disorder’, recent developments regarding bipolar recovery and the sharing of ideas for supporting people who are struggling in-recovery or looking for a full recovery.
Outcomes: By the end of the training session participants will have:
• Explored causes, warning signs and some of the many types of mood disorder
• Considered how people may avoid mood disorder
• Compared “medical model” treatment with effective alternatives
• Understood the concept of recovery from what has been described as an ‘incurable’ disorder
"Whether I am in-recovery, recovered or perhaps never even needed to take lithium and olanzapine for 12 years, I will have to leave to others to decide. What I do know is that through greater understanding of causes and choices, I am now well and working and doing a job I love. During the course I share my many of my own experiences, along with those of others who have experienced the highs, lows and anxieties in so many different ways and for so many different reasons."
This training is appropriate for anyone working or volunteering in a Health and Social Care
role, people who are affected by mood disorder and those in caring roles. It contributes to underpinning knowledge for Qualification Credit
Framework QCF, Continuing Professional Development CPD and Knowledge and Skills
Framework KSF (Health)
This course can be varied according to your requirements... let me know at time of booking if emphasis is required on any of these sections: emotional support, diagnosis, medication, recovery, therapy, planning or any other aspects of mood disorders.
Aims: To be aware of the various bipolar disorder diagnosis categories, to explore causes, warning signs, medication and alternative treatments, professional and family support.
Objectives: By the end of the training session participants will have
• Explored causes and diagnosis
• Examined the risks and how these can be minimized
• Compared ‘medical model’ treatment with several effective alternatives
• Gained a greater understanding of the importance of support as part of recovery.
Sessions are typically from 10.00 to 3.00pm.
Appropriate to: Mental Health Nursing & Social Work Students, Mental Health and Housing staff and agencies who may undertake work with people with Mood (Bipolar) Disorder
We can provide short workshops and or longer courses to match your requirements.