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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Intellectual disability mental health e-learning

idmh e-learning is a new e-learning website which promotes better mental health care for people with an intellectual disability Free training is now available for health and disability professionals around Australia, to increase skills and confidence in the mental health care of people with an intellectual disability.

People with an intellectual disability are at an increased risk of developing a mental disorder, compared to the general population. In the past, mental health professionals have often not had access to specific training to respond to this vulnerable group.

The new e-Learning website is a practical, free resource with a focus on the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for clinical training this area. This includes communication, assessment and management of mental disorders.

Additional modules for carers and consumers are in development

For more information, go to www.idhealtheducation.edu.au/faq.html or contact idhealtheducation@unsw.edu.au

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