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LO4 Review the role of the social or community worker in supporting people experiencing mental ill-health or distress
You work as an outreach worker and are the first point of contact in a community-based organisation in Ballyfermot supporting individuals with social issues including homelessness, addiction and mental health needs. Your organisation has recently been tasked with reviewing how they assess risk and treat service users taking into account current legislation and different models of treatment.
Following on from this scenario please complete Activity 1 and Activity 2.
1. Explain the responsibilities of social and community work practitioners in mental health provision P6
2. Reflect on how the role of social and community workers can enable service users with mental health conditions to feel supported and empowered towards recovery P7
3. Critically reflect on own knowledge, skills and behaviours in terms of meeting the requirements of social or community work practice in mental health provision and promoting the recovery of individuals with mental ill-health M4
1. Produce a personal development plan to improve own knowledge, skills and behaviours and provide effective professional and person-centred support to individuals experiencing mental ill-health D3