Mental Health & Dementia Awareness Training

Start Date/Time:
19 July 2017 09:30
End Date/Time:
19 July 2017 16:30
Location:
The County Hospital, Hereford
Venue:
Wilson Room, The John Ross Postgraduate Centre, County Hospital, Hereford HR1 2ER

Target Audience: For research delivery staff who want a better understanding of mental health and dementia.

Aims and Objectives: To raise awareness of dementia its signs and symptoms, provide an understanding of the effect of dementia on the brain and behaviour, to experience what it might feel like to experience dementia, to understand how mental health conditions are assessed, classified and diagnosed, o identify the signs symptoms, causes and treatment options for a range of mental health conditions, to consider how race, culture and gender might impact on mental health and to challenge common assumptions and prejudices associated with mental health

Course Summary: Through a combination of slides and exercises to enable participants to know what dementia is and recognise its signs and symptoms, have an understanding of the causes of dementia, an understanding how the brain works and the effects of dementia on the brain and behaviour, to be able to develop more positive approaches to working with people with dementia, to understand how mental health conditions are assessed, classified and diagnosed, to identify the signs symptoms, causes and treatment options for a range of mental health conditions, to consider how race, culture and gender might impact on mental health and to challenge common assumptions and prejudices associated with mental health

 

 

On 31 May 2017