Mental Health and Learning Disability
This course is aimed at staff who work with adults with learning disabilities who want to develop their knowledge of how to support positive mental health with this group of people. The course is relevant to staff from both provider and assessment services.
After completing this course you will be able to
- define the relationship between Mental Health and Learning Disability.
- explain the main characteristics of Mental Health conditions and Learning Disabilities, their causes and influences, myths and stigmas.
- explain the social, emotional and psychological impact of living with the conditions on the service user, families and friends.
- describe the duties in the Care Act for providing information and advice as well as the wellbeing element.
- describe the types of support evindence shows can be helpful when working with people with a learning disability as well as a Mental Health condition.
If you are not familiar with Zoom, please take a look and maybe try it out beforehand at
There are some clear and concise instructions about getting started and how to join a Zoom meeting, along with short video tutorials - just click "support" on the home page.
A few key points;
1. You will not incur any charges for accessing the training via Zoom
2. You do not need to download Zoom if you are accessing the training via a pc or laptop.
3. If you plan to use your 'phone to access the training you will need to download the Zoom app from the Zoom website.
4. We recommend you use a laptop, pc or device with a larger screen than a 'phone if possible
5. Please check your device's audio and video is enabled and make sure it's working beforehand. You will find information about how to do this on Zoom.
6. If you decide to set up a basic Zoom account to access the training you will not be charged
7. In terms of security, you may need to use the password to join the meeting and you will be held in a waiting room until the trainer lets you in. Zoom is also encrypted.