Dawe to Door Community Support
Integrating Vulnerable Adults into the Community
Mental Health & Behaviour Training
The staff we have here at Dawe to Door all hold experience of working with vulnerable adults, with a wide range of problems. In our experience, all individuals who we have worked with have been affected by mental health problems in some way. It has not mattered what their primary complaint has been; be it brain injury, accident at work, alcohol or substance abuse or debilitating illness. Their standard of living has often been a bone of contention, with frustration and despair at how limited they feel being at the forefront of their thoughts.
The level of care that people were used to receiving was of a domicillary nature, where they were assisted with washing, dressing, feeding etc. They often complained that they did not want to be here any more, as a burden to others, and just living an existence. Hang on, let's get back at living life! A change of circumstance does not mean the end of life - It means a change in direction and how we do things. That is all.
Our staff are trained to a very minimum of Level 3 in Mental Health & Behaviour. As in-house training, the primary point of the training teaches staff that any adult can experience mental health problems at any time during their life. Thankfully, the social stigmas that surround mental health disorders are now decreasing, our understanding is increasing and the individuals who suffer with them are more likely to ask for help.
Using knowledge gained from a British Psychological Society Accredited Bachelor of Science degree, the course examines a foundation understanding from Neurological, Cognitive, Developmental, Clinical, Forensic and Personality & Individual Differences perspectives; and how those factors all affect each other - thus affecting the individual and their behaviour.
In addition, the Mental Health & Behaviour training provides key symptoms to look for within disorders, so we may be able to work with other agencies to combat the problem through therapy and support, before it get's worse.
There is a signposting to other agencies at the end of the training, with an instruction that staff are not to just pass over a telephone number, but to support the individual through the process for the length of time that is needed. Hopefully, with this in place, what could have mutated into a long-term disorder for an individual can now be treated and maintained appropriately. This then reduces specialist care costs later, and extends the individual's health prospects too.
If you would like to receive this training yourself, please contact Emma for training dates and prices. It is a 3 day course in the main, but introduction courses and specialist Mental Health Disorder training can also be arranged.