New e-learning to promote improved mental health care for people with an intellectual disability.
These new e-learning modules have been specifically tailored to disability professionals and their unique role in providing support. The modules are designed to equip professionals in the disability sector with the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to respond to the mental health needs of people with an intellectual disability.
The free e-learning resource can be accessed by a quick registration at www.idhealtheducation.edu.au.
People with an intellectual disability are at increased likelihood of experiencing mental illness but are less likely to receive treatment than people without an intellectual disability. In many cases disability professionals are instrumental in overcoming the barriers people with an intellectual disability face, and assisting access to mental health supports. The e-learning will help to develop necessary skills such as detecting symptoms of mental illness, knowing where to seek support, and how to assist with assessments and treatment.