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Understand mental health interventions

Reference
K/616/3089
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
4
Guided Learning Hours
14
 
Aim
This unit covered the underpinning knowledge relating to the main types of mental health intervention and the factors which may influence the type of intervention offered to individuals.


Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with Skills for Health Assessment Principles.
1.1. Key principles
• Individualised and needs-led not service-led approach
• person centred
• promoting self-direction
• focusing on strengths, hope and recovery
1.3. different needs
• physical needs
• practical and financial needs
• social needs
• psychological needs
• cultural needs
• spiritual needs
• behavioural needs
1.4. diversity and difference
• gender
• age
• culture
• beliefs
• sexual orientation
• social class
• ability
2.2. other interventions
• complementary/alternative approaches for example acupuncture, reflexology
• ‘food and mood’
• self-management approaches
• talking therapies
• arts therapies
• peer support
• social prescribing (eg bibliotherapy, green gyms)
• work, education and volunteering
• spiritual support
• occupational therapy
2.3. main forms of service interventions
• in-patient treatment
• home treatment
• crisis services
• assertive outreach
2.5. barriers
• service or professional bias
• financial barriers
• equalities issues
• availability
• physical access
3.2. applying key principles
• individuality of experiences, needs and wants
• evidence based practice
• avoiding unwanted effects
• equality of opportunity
• promoting social inclusion
• a collaborative approach
• sharing information
• the role of family and wider systems of support
• strengthening networks of support
• anticipating setbacks and promoting problem solving
• focusing on recovery

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