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Introduction to mental illness for non-medical primary care staff

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Simulation Centre, Hawkwell Court

34 Colvin Gardens

London

E4 6PF

United Kingdom

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Topics covered will include de-escalation techniques for agitated patients, risk assessment including deliberate self- harm and suicidal behaviour, cognitive impairment, capacity and safeguarding issues and a basic grounding in common psychiatric presentations.

Intended Learning Outcomes

It is intended that by the end of the course participants will:

  • Have a basic working knowledge around common mental health presentations, including low mood, anxiety, cognitive impairment, and psychosis, substance misuse.
  • Be able to undertake a basic psychiatric risk assessment
  • Develop improved skills and confidence in communication with patients with psychiatric disorder
  • Have increased awareness of community and emergency resources to signpost patients

Course Leaders: Dr Ebru Lumley and Dr Alina Luben

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Simulation Centre, Hawkwell Court

34 Colvin Gardens

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E4 6PF

United Kingdom

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