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I look forward to hearing from you.
(The Care Guy)
» Listings for January 2012
Posted on 7:36am Tuesday 31st Jan 2012
This course aims to provide participants with a practical awareness of the main groups of mental health symptoms and how they relate to each other in the real world outside of the textbooks. We also consider the basics of personality disorders and the effects of substance misuse upon mental health.
Posted on 7:24am Sunday 29th Jan 2012
Listed under: Mental health
Yes, I know. I’m a bit late. One hundred and ninety two years too late as it happens. Farmer George (AKA George III) died on this day in 1820 and I don’t imagine that many people will be mourning his loss after so many years. In truth, I’m not mourning either – but I am interested in his legacy.
Posted on 1:10pm Saturday 28th Jan 2012
I've just uploaded three new course outlines for dementia care workers. The new, updated courses (which are now available) are:
You can view the course outlines by clicking the links above. Click here to contact The Care Guy and arrange training for your organisation.
Posted on 8:07am Friday 27th Jan 2012
The Mental Health Workers’ Guide part 3:
The importance of physiology
Physiology is, in broad terms, the study of how the body works. It is different from anatomy which refers to the structure of the body. In today’s blog post I want to consider how the way we use the body affects emotion just as emotion affects the way we use the body in return.
Remember that you can view the movie file that accompanies this article by visiting The Guide on this website.
Posted on 3:05pm Tuesday 24th Jan 2012
Many care workers are still confused by the Mental Capacity Act. Some are even frightened of it. They believe that using the Act (and in particular assessing capacity) is complicated and requires highly trained professionals. However this is not necessarily the case.
Delivering training on legal responsibilities doesn't need to be overly complicated or boring either.
Posted on 8:12am Monday 23rd Jan 2012
Coping with challenging behaviour (inc hostility and aggression)
Most people think about challenging behaviour from their own perspective of ‘appropriate’ and ‘inappropriate’. To put it another way they define anything that they wouldn’t do themselves as ‘challenging’ when often it’s just different. So we begin with the following definition. Behaviour is challenging if:
1.We disapprove of it;
2.AND we need to respond to it.
Posted on 4:32pm Saturday 21st Jan 2012
This research has nothing to do with The Care Guy but it seems well worth promoting. Read the outline 'from the horse's mouth' below....
''Approved Mental Health Professionals practising in Englandneeded to complete a survey about stress and burnout.
Posted on 8:43am Friday 20th Jan 2012
The Mental Health Workers’ Guide part 2
Today’s topic is ‘the three most influential models of care’. We will overview the medical and social models and then introduce the stress and vulnerability model to make sense of them.
Don't forget that you can watch the video of this entry here