Understanding How Mental Health Issues Impact on Those with Intellectual Disabilities

$140 Subsidised* | $150 Early Bird* | $160 Non Subsidised


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments and light lunch provided

There is increasing awareness that people with an Intellectual Disability (ID) are at greater risk of developing mental illness. They are often not able to clearly articulate their internal experiences and feelings, and because of this are often misdiagnosed or seen to be complex and challenging. This workshop is for those working in a setting where they support people with intellectual disability.

• Differences between ID and mental health issues
• Vulnerability factors
• Typical and atypical signs
• Understanding, responding and support strategies

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Explain their understanding of both ID and mental health issues.
• Identify the reasons why a person with an ID might be likely to have a mental health issue
• Understand and recognise the presence of mental health issues in an individual with an ID
• Explain fundamental strategies that may be used to provide effective support

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Professional and Personal Development
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Māori
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination

*Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Apply your discount by completing the ‘Subsidised rate eligibility’ section when registering.

*Early Bird Discount: Register by 14 September 2018 to receive $10.00 off (automatically applied at checkout).

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