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

A live 2 hour online course 1st December 2021 4pm - 6pm

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

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.