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Cognitive functioning: supporting people with mental health conditions

Methal Health Coordinating Council

The Mental Health Coordinating Council In Australia published this report on the gaps in knowledge and skills related to working with people experienceing mental health conditions and impaired cogntiive functioniing.  The report points out that cogntiive impairments are a key feature of some mental health conditions, including schizophrenia and affective disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.

Key themes identified in the report include:

  • Cognitive issues are often dificult to identify in clients
  • Cognitive problems affect many areas of clients’ daily functioning
  • Cognitive issues are a barrier to independent living
  • Workers develop their own intuitive strategies to assist clients with cogntiive issues

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