Supporting Choice and Control
When you support a person to make decisions, you are enabling them to live a more independent, dignified and meaningful life.
As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out across the state, mental health and psychosocial support workers have an important role to play in building the capacity of people living with mental health conditions to develop goals and maximise autonomy in decision-making.
The workshop provides an understanding of the supported decision-making process and the problems with cognition that people living with mental health conditions often experience that impact their day-to-day functioning. Making decisions can be hard when problems with cognition affect memory; the capacity to maintain attention; plan; problem solve; and sustain motivation and interest. This course helps you explore supported decision-making within a recovery paradigm, build skills and develop approaches to support people to exercise their right to choice and control in their lives.
Who this course is for:
Mental health and psychosocial support workers, Managers and Team Leaders will all find this course helpful. It is relevant to anyone who works with or supports people living with mental health conditions.