Skills for Care

People with a learning disability can be more likely to experience poor mental health.

Working with people with a learning disability we've developed resources to help adult social care staff talk to people about their everyday mental health and help them to get the support they need.

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These tips will help you to talk openly to people with a learning disability about their everyday mental health. 
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Highlights some of the things people with a learning disability said makes them feel worried and what can help.
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Journal aims to help people think about and write down how they’re feeling. It’s been designed using an easy read format so it’s more accessible for people with a learning disability.
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Examples of what helps people with a learning disability mental health.

 Tips for talking about mental health

Duration 1 min 50 secs


Further information

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities was commissioned to write a report about the mental health of people with learning disabilities. They've developed an easy read, interactive guide to help people with a learning disability to take care of their health, with the support of their family, friends and support workers. 

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The Green Light Toolkit (National Development Team for Inclusion) have developed a toolkit to improve mental health services and support for autistic people and people with learning disabilities.

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