understanding and supporting people with bipolar disorder


For all support staff and informal carers supporting people with bipolar disorder.

why attend?

To give formal and informal carers a greater understanding of bipolar disorder and how their role can assist an individual to manage their condition effectively.

The course will examine:

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • The course of bipolar disorder
    • Depression
    • Episodes of mania
  • The treatment of bipolar disorder
  • The importance of education
  • Medication
  • Psychosocial treatments
  • Other treatments
  • The importance of effective support
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) and self management
  • Holistic approaches
  • Where to get support for the family, the person and the carer
  • Discussion of example cases
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Addressing challenges in the work place


Full day

meeting standards

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9, 10 & 12

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1 & 10 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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