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CAMHS: Learning Disabilities Awareness Training for GP Practices Pilot
Wed 27 July 2016, 09:30 – 13:00 BST
GPs and clinical practice staff interested in improving their awareness and understanding of young people with learning disabilities are invited to the UCLPartners Breaking Down the Barriers pilot training session for CAMHS Learning Disabilities Awareness Training for GP Practices and Primary Care.
- To improve knowledge and understanding of key themes relating to learning disabilities in children and young people, their underlying causes, and their comorbidities and associations
- To improve confidence in communicating with young people with learning disabilities and their families
- To improve understanding of the factors that affect behaviour in young people with learning disabilities, and gain skills in assessment where they may present with challenging behaviours
- To improve understanding of the relationship between learning disabilities and mental health in young people, including how to appropriately seek out sources of help
At the end of the course, you will have improved confidence in communicating with young people with learning disabilities, gain an understanding of the factors that lead to behavioural disturbance, skills in assessing and managing challenging behaviours in young people and understand the relationship between learning disabilities and mental illness.
Delivered by Julie Blackaby, Dr Matthew Fernando, Dr Kala Shanmugananda and Dr Bini Thomas,
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
3rd Floor, 170 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7HA
Attendance is free and by registration.
Open to GPs and primary care clinical practice staff.
Only 20 places available.