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CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Case Study

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You are required to complete all questions in each part to a satisfactory standard.

Assessment Task 1 forms part of the assessment for the unit CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues. You are also required to complete Assessment Task 2: Written Questions and Assessment Task 3: Skills Practice Session.

Space is provided for you to add your name and answers in the Case Scenarios section of this document.

When you have completed your work, save a copy and upload it to the Assessment submissions section in genU Training Online.

As part of submitting this assessment, you will be asked to declare this work is your own.

You will be assessed on:

Your responses to all questions in this assessment.

Case Scenario 1


Elana is a young mother with a seven year old child. She has recently left a long term relationship with her partner. She endured quite a lot of emotional stress during her relationship, leaving her with trauma, emotional distress and no work. She would like to get her life back to the way it was but she’s highly anxious about starting work again. She had to put aside many of her creative interests while she was with her partner. She would like to return to her interests but feels she needs some help. She speaks with Ruth, an intake worker with a child and family centre to discuss options to enable her recovery.

After some discussion, Elana enquires about painting groups in the region. Ruth discourages her from attending those groups, stating that art therapy has no scientific basis. Instead, she tells Elana that she is better off finding work. Elana on the other hand wants to at least connect with other like-minded people.

Elana returns home and reflects on her visit to the child and family centre. She feels like she is back to where she started. She was hoping to find artistic opportunities to pursue but Ruth has put her off the idea. She feels lost and uncertain. With that, a call comes through on her mobile phone from an unknown number. She answers the phone nervously and is greeted by the voice of a young man calling from an employment agency. He is calling to arrange for an appointment. When asked how she got her number, the man on the other end explains it was passed on to him by Ruth from the child and family centre.

Question 1

How should Ruth first engage with Elana so that she feels respected?

Question 2

Elana wishes to pursue creative interests. How can Ruth find out what those creative interests are?

Question 3

What consideration would Ruth need to take into account when bringing Elana’s young child to the centre?

Question 4

Was it right for Ruth to persuade Elana to look for work over pursuing creative interests? Explain your answer.

Question 5

How does discouraging Elana from pursuing creative interests impact on her human rights?

Question 6

Does Ruth’s discouragement align with the core principles Mental Health Act 2014?

Question 7

What are two repercussions for going against the core principles of the Mental Health Act 2014?

Question 8

Was it right for Ruth to pass on Elana’s number without discussing it with her? Explain your answer.

Question 9

Are Ruth’s actions empowering Elana? Explain your answer.

Question 10

How would you support Elana’s creative interests and working prospects?

Case Scenario 2


Graham worked as a carpenter and was recently separated from his partner. He claims to have lost his job following posts on social media by his former partner, detailing alleged mistreatment of her and their child. He denies any of this happening and chooses not to discuss his feelings about it. Nonetheless, his partner and child have relocated elsewhere. He has been unsuccessful with finding work and has recently stopped searching, feeling his reputation has ruined any prospects for employment. He feels isolated from his friends and family. He voluntarily joined a community shed in order to keep his skills up and to keep his mind off things. He uses heavy machinery to create and to repair items. He works alongside Derek, an employee of the community shed. Both men respect each other.

Graham appears for work at the community shed significantly later than usual. Derek checks on him to see how he’s going. Graham appears disoriented and it’s obvious to Derek that he has been drinking beforehand. Graham is in the process of reaching for his tools when Derek gently stops him and walks him out of the workshop area.

Graham tells Derek he was drinking before arriving at the shed. He hadn’t had a drink for a number of years until a few hours ago at the hotel. Graham doesn’t go into any detail about why he started drinking again but he appears to be struggling emotionally. Derek was about to ask Graham to take the afternoon off but stops himself. He realises that Graham may walk back to the hotel.

Question 11

What would account for the respect between Derek and Graham?

Question 12

Why would Graham choose not to discuss his feelings?

Question 13

Does Graham have the same rights as anyone in seeking help?

Question 14

Why would Derek walk Graham out of the workshop area?

Question 15

Derek has no experience with counselling. What could he do to support Graham to minimise his alcohol use?

Question 16

Why would an early intervention approach be important in this situation?

Question 17

Should Derek prevent Graham from drinking at the hotel despite his current mental state?

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