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Aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in a mental healthcare setting promoting understanding and good practice in providing services to individuals with mental health difficulties.
Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.
Duration: 5 days delivery in a classroom setting. Learners will be provided to complete work outside of class time.
Status: Elective Minor component
Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339.
Some of the learning outcomes include:
- Outline the main voluntary and statutory mental health services providers in the Irish Mental Health System
- Discuss the most common mental health problems, their symptoms and treatments
- Discuss Mental Health Policy and its application in a range of contexts
- Explore the biopsychosocial factors that impact on positive mental health and their use in the care of people who experience mental health problems
- Analyse the roles of a range of health care professionals in the care and recovery of an individual with mental health issues
- Assess a range of approaches to treatment in a mental healthcare setting
- Give assistance to an individual diagnosed with a mental health problem, their family and their wider community
- Contribute to the planning and implementation of a patient care plan as a member of a mental health care team
- Reflect on relationships with patients their relatives and care team members in the context of interpersonal issues that arise in mental healthcare
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