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
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.
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.
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