Understanding How Mental Health Issues Impact on Those with Intellectual Disabilities - Webinar

This webinar is a live feed of the workshop being delivered with in-room participants. Please Note: This Webinar is only offered to participants outside the greater Christchurch area


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four 

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

Please note: Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions.   

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Terms and Conditions


You will need:

• Headset and Microphone 
• Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
• Stable broadband connection 

Minimum System Requirements:

As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable. 

Operating System:
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above

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