Good mental health services meeting the needs of people with intellectual disability require both mental health professionals and disability services professionals to develop skills and knowledge. The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at the University of NSW is developing online training resources, and is asking for input from professionals in the disability field about what they need:
Do you work with people with intellectual disability? Could you help us develop a new training resource?
In 2013 The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry at UNSW launched an online e-learning site www.idhealtheducation.edu.au to educate people about intellectual disabilities and mental health. The modules included were designed for people working in mental health services. We are now expanding the online learning site to include modules specific to disability professionals. In order to ensure the topics we cover in the modules and the style we use is appropriate we are interested in hearing feedback from disability professionals.
If you currently work in a role supporting people with an intellectual disability and would like to share your opinions about the upcoming training resource please get in touch. Participation involves a short 20-30 minute phone interview and viewing sample material of the e-learning modules. Questions will cover your thoughts about the content and ask for your suggestions.
If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions please contact Kimberley Smith on (02) 9931 9153 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org