Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities are more common than in the wider population. However, in the past, the mental health of people with learning disabilities was neglected and therapeutic approaches were poorly researched and evaluated.
However, over the last few decades this has changed and there is increasing evidence of the value of therapies and treatment for people with learning disability and mental health problems.
We believe that it is essential to a person’s quality of life, health and wellbeing that their mental health needs are met.
We have created guidance for staff which describes how our Learning Disability Services are working to progress practice in the area of mental health.