Cognition and Recovery
Recognise when a person is experiencing cognitive challenges and learn to support goals that reflect their needs.
How can cognitive difficulties affect people I support?
Cognitive problems affect many areas of a person’s daily functioning and are a barrier to independent living. Some of the areas that cognitive functioning can affect include:
- Maintaining attention
- Making decisions
- Problem solving
- Keeping a schedule
- Dealing with money
- Changing a routine
- Completing a new activity
Research has identified that cognitive issues are often difficult to identify in people with mental health conditions. At times workers feel ill-equipped to support clients with cognitive challenges to improve general functioning and enhance decision-making capacity.
Who is this for?
This course is for frontline mental health workers and disability support workers who assist clients with mental health related cognitive functioning difficulties to better support people in terms of rehabilitation and access to the NDIS.
We encourage managers and team leaders to attend this training to provide an understanding of current practice issues and to support frontline workers and service response.
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