Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disabilities eLearning course

This training course is about three of the major aspects of care you are likely to come across in your role. If you don't think all three are relevant, you should know that one in three people experience challenges with mental health in their lifetime, dementia is not just about older people and people can have learning disabilities without a diagnosis.

That's why Skills for Care have made it a requirement to cover these. This course can be used as a refresher if you have already done the Care Certificate.

  • How someone may feel with a Mental health condition, Dementia or Learning Disability
  • How these conditions influence a person’s care needs
  • Understanding the different causes of conditions and support needs
  • How positive attitudes improve care and support
  • The social model of disability, attitudes to disability & involving people in their own care
  • Describe what adjustments in care may be needed
  • How to report concerns associated with any unmet needs
  • Explain why early detection is important
  • Examples of how and why adjustments to care and support might need to be made
  • Legislation and policies to promote human rights, inclusion & equality
  • How legislation and policies affect the day to day experiences of individuals
  • What is meant by the term “capacity”?
  • Why it is important to assume that someone has capacity
  • Explain what is meant by “consent”
  • When an assessment of capacity might be needed
This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities.We offer our courses for your LMS as SCORM files. Depending on the scope of what you need there may be a charge for this. Please connect to discuss it with us.
This course will take 30 minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disabilities eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disabilities course

By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Understand the basics of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Explain how a positive attitude can improve care and support
  • Understand the importance of involving people in decisions about their care
  • Have an awareness of the relevant legislation
  • Understand the terms “capacity” and “consent” and how they apply to your role
  • Know when and how to report concerns

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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As a leading eLearning platform provider, Grey Matter Learning recognises the importance of accessibility in learning. We are proud to have integrated Recite, an innovative tool that enables learners to access eLearning content more easily, regardless of their abilities. With Recite, learners can benefit from text-to-speech in over 65 languages, colour contrast adjustments, and translation of over 100 languages, to enhance their learning experience.

These tools can help to make learning more inclusive and accessible for learners with visual or hearing impairments, as well as those who speak different languages. By incorporating Recite into our website and Click eLearning platform, we are able to provide our carers with a comprehensive and accessible training solution that helps to promote learning outcomes for all learners.