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Supporting People with Intellectual Disability Experiencing Mental Health Issues/Disorders Workshop

Community Living Association & WWILD –SVP Association Inc. are offering a training workshop for professionals, support workers and social work/psychology and human services students who are interested in improving their knowledge and skills in supporting people with intellectual and learning disabilities experiencing mental health issues and disorders. 

The aim of the workshop is to improve people’s understanding of the lived experience of intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders/ issues, and appropriate support of these people experiencing dual disability.  It will also utilise the bio-psycho-social and community-based mental health model to support people experiencing dual disability.  

Topics covered include: 

  • Developing knowledge of the lived experience of Intellectual Impairment/Disability
  • Good communication when supporting people with intellectual disabilities
  • The experience of mental illness for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Appropriate community mental health response and support of people with dual disability in terms of prevention, early intervention, crisis response and recovery approaches. 

Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.  For further information please contact Sam or Victoria at CLA on 07-32665633 or email

Monday, October 16, 2017
9am – 3pm
$50 per person
Lagoon Creek Café , 1/11 Toovey St,