Schizophrenia and Bi-polar - 22/23
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This course is targeted to those who need to develop awareness about adult mental health to carry out their roles and responsibilities such as social care workers, carers, health professionals, schools, police, public health and others that are part of the adults and children safeguarding partnership in the London Borough of Sutton.
The aim of this session is:
To give participants an overall understanding of what it might be like to live with schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder (manic depression), and to give some practical suggestions for supporting someone who has either of these conditions.
• By the end of this course participants should have:
• Have explored some facts and figures relating to schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder
• Be able to list the main positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder
• Be able to describe the characteristics of the five main types of schizophrenia and the two main types of bi-polar disorder
• Have experienced what it might be like to have hallucinations, and also have practiced ways of communicating with a person who has hallucinations
• Be aware of some of the different types of medication, other treatments and sources of support that can be offered to people who have either schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder
• Have explored issues relating to self-harm and suicide for people who have schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder
• Have explored issues relating to risks to others that some people who have schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder may present
• Be able to list resources in the local community which may be helpful to people who have schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder