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Awareness of Dissociative Disorders

posted Feb 22, 2017, 5:29 AM by Rebecca Barker   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 5:29 AM ]

LSCP is hosting this awareness course, which is aimed at all staff working in a social care environment.  A general understanding of the issues associated with Dissociative Disorders will be established.

Have you ever been so stressed about something you manage to get from point A to point B without even noticing a single thing you’ve walked past? Or been so nervous in an interview you had a strange sense you were watching yourself speak like your life was a movie?

These are dissociative states, where the mind and body don’t feel entirely connected, and we all experience them now and then.  It’s even normal after a stressful life change like losing a loved one or a divorce to have this experience quite frequently for some weeks.


For people with a dissociative disorder, however, this sense of being disconnected from and uncertain of who they are is ongoing and long-term, often from childhood and up to 3% of the general population have one of the key dissociative disorders.


It causes them substantial stress and makes everyday life, such as work, social life, relationships and family life, more of a challenge. It is not always obvious that someone has a dissociative disorder, as some forms can be used to hide stress and the individual in question can appear highly functioning.

Date   - Friday 3rd March 2017 

Time  - 9:30AM - 12:45PM

Venue - West Derby Community Association, 'Lowlands' 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 7JG.


Please ensure that you reserve your places early, as we are sure that demand will be high.


For fully subscribed LSCP members (201​6) the training cost ​is £38.00 and for non-members, a fee of £50.00​  per person.


There is a booking form attached to the bottom of this blog post, which gives further details. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call on the number below.

Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC
West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG
(0151) 270 1703
Rebecca Barker,
Feb 22, 2017, 5:29 AM
Rebecca Barker,
Feb 22, 2017, 5:29 AM