Promoting Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health for Children and Adults with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disabilities

Online Live Course Wednesday 1st December 2021

4-6pm UK Time


A course for carers, family members, therapists, education, health and social care professionals,  helping enable you to:

  • Recognise and respond to needs
  • Provide emotional care and support to people who use other means than words to communicate
  • Use simple, effective, compassionate, practical, evidence-based strategies and approaches
  • Establish emotional care within daily routines and activities
  • Develop personalised emotional care and education plans

You will get:

  • A live 2 hour workshop held on Zoom with the opportunity to stay for half an hour at the end to stay on for questions and discussion
  • Research evidence and theory, a framework for assessing, planning, carrying out and evaluating for emotional wellbeing promotion
  • Practical strategies for supporting those you love and care for
  • How to evaluate and record keep
  • A certificate of attendance and a pdf colour handout

By attending this course you will learn strategies that:

  • Can be used in home and school and adult services and settings
  • Can be used to support children and adults
  • Do not rely on cognitive and language skills and abilities
  • Do not require any specialist equipment

Please note: If you are a family member and would like to attend but have difficulties paying, please get in touch, in confidence, by emailing [email protected]

The course will be led by Dr Julie Calveley, the Founder Director of NAC, a UK based community interest company that exists to support the emotional wellbeing of people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities and PMLD (

Julie is a registered learning disability nurse with over 25 years of experience and qualifications and training in psychology, mental health, behaviour, neuroscience and trauma.

She is the author of a number of publications and book chapters in the field of intellectual / learning disabilities.

Wednesday 1st December 10-12, 2021 4-6pm BST / UK Time

Standard admission: £28
Family carers: £6.00