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Learning disabilities and mental health explored

A BILD CPD Learning and Development Day

According to Health Education England, approximated one in five people with learning disabilities experience some kind of mental health problem each year. 

This event will help you to explore some common mental health issues and how to offer good support to people with learning disabilities who have mental health issues.

Participants will explore the impact of mental health problems on the lives of people with learning disabilities. They will understand how to support people to remain as healthy as possible, and how to refer people for specialist support.

Learning outcomes 
At the end of this event delegates will be able to: 

  • Describe some common mental health problems
  • Describe some of the ways those challenges impact on people's behaviour and life experience
  • Describe how to support people to remain as healthy as possible
  • Know where to refer people for specialist support


Who should attend? 

Anyone offering direct support to people with learning disabilities e.g. social care staff, healthcare staff, personal assistants. Those who lead decision making and are responsible for developing good practice e.g. registered managers and service managers.

Programme of the day 

  • Setting the scene - why people with learning disabilities are at increased risk of developing mental health problems
  • What is good mental health/mental ill health
  • Introducing case studies
  • Common mental health problems
  • Understanding the impact of mental health problems on behaviour and life experience
  • Ways to support people to remain as healthy as possible
  • How specialist support is provided for people who have mental health problems
  • Revisiting case studies
  • Questions and small group discussion


British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Birmingham Research Park
97 Vincent Drive
B15 2SQ
Tel: 0121 415 6970

Our offices are easily accessible by both car and public transport, located a short walk from Birmingham University train station and just off the A38. There is also a bus stop very close by. The link below gives full details about how to find us, as well as using a sat-nav and link to use in a mobile phone map App.


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This event has been CPD Certified

Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.


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Event Price:

£95.00 + VAT 

How to book a place at this event

Use the booking form

Download the booking form above, fill it in online, save and send to us by email to learning@bild.org.uk, or fill in the form by hand and return by fax to 0121 415 6999 or post it to: 

BILD Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ.

Book by telephone

For more information or to book a place by telephone, please call the Events Team on 0121 415 6970

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You can book online by clicking on the button below. 

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If you need help just call us on 0121 415 6970

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