We were told bipolar was for life.
UNDERSTANDING MOOD AND THE BIPOLAR DISORDER DIAGNOSIS
Aims: To be aware of ‘mood disorder’, recent developments regarding bipolar recovery and the sharing of ideas for supporting people who are struggling in-recovery or looking for a full recovery.
Outcomes: By the end of the training session participants will have:
• Explored causes, warning signs and some of the many types of mood disorder
• Considered how people may avoid mood disorder
• Compared “medical model” treatment with effective alternatives
• Understood the concept of recovery from what has been described as an ‘incurable’ disorder
“Whether I am in-recovery, recovered or perhaps never even needed to take lithium and Olanzapine for 12 years, I will have to leave to others to decide. What I do know is that through greater understanding of causes and choices, I am now well and working and doing a job I love. During the course I share my many of my own experiences, along with those of others who have experienced the highs, lows and anxieties in so many different ways and for so many different reasons.” Roger Smith
Mood / Bipolar courses in Leicester – Please ask for dates for 2018
Appropriate to: Anyone working or volunteering in a Health and Social Care role, people who are affected by mood disorder and those in caring roles.
This training contributes to underpinning knowledge for Qualification Credit Framework QCF, Continuing Professional Development CPD and Knowledge and Skills Framework KSF (Health)
This course can be varied according to your requirements… let me know at time of booking if emphasis is required on any of these sections: emotional support, diagnosis, medication, recovery, therapy, planning or any other aspects of mood disorders.
THE BIPOLAR DISORDER DIAGNOSIS – AN INTRODUCTION FOR STUDENTS
Aims: To be aware of the various bipolar disorder diagnosis categories, to explore causes, warning signs, medication and alternative treatments, professional and family support.
Objectives: By the end of the training session participants will have
• Explored causes and diagnosis
• Examined the risks and how these can be minimized
• Compared ‘medical model’ treatment with several effective alternatives
• Gained a greater understanding of the importance of support as part of recovery.
Sessions are typically from 10.00 to 3.00pm.
Appropriate to: Mental Health Nursing & Social Work Students, Mental Health and Housing staff and agencies who may undertake work with people with Mood (Bipolar) Disorder
Bipolar workshops, longer courses regarding mood and recovery tailored to your needs
We can provide short workshops and or longer courses to match your requirements.
The course will not only change my life, but it has also enabled me to make some very good friends. You were excellent! - L.J.
The WRAP training was clear, enjoyed the videos and is delivered at a pace which allowed me to absorb information well and motivated to learn further. Roger is a great effective trainer who is passionate about others wellness and recovery, and upbeat. Great course and great trainer who is passionate about learning. G.D.
Really enjoyable 2 days. Was not sure what to expect. Found it invaluable. Intend to introduce to colleagues and hope it will be seen as a valuable tool at work and for all in general. - P.M.
I found the course well thought out and very instructive. I am quite certain that I will find what I learned enormously useful in the future. You have a most effective tutorial talent. - R.M.
Thank you for the course at the weekend. I've taken so much away from it and think I'll be aware of even more benefits as time goes by.........it was a real inspiration. - I.T.