Recognising people with learning disabilities on World Mental Health Day12 October 2012,
We have been looking at the impact of mainstream mental health on people with learning disabilities.
The Archers27 September 2012,
Relationships can breakdown when there is a child with a disability in the family and the current ‘Archers’ storyline is realistic in highlighting the different support needs of couples during this time.
Peer support - a Call to Arms25 September 2012, David Crepaz-Keay
It can take many forms but what makes it peer support, and what makes it work is that the people doing it have something in common.
The right to live19 September 2012,
A news story appeared last week that reminded us that there is another side of the right-to-die debate.
Connecting Communities17 September 2012,
The pioneering “Connecting People” Programme is based on the approach that people with learning disabilities who need support in their daily lives are more likely to be safe and fulfilled if they are helped to build strong and meaningful connections and relationships in their community.
Dementia, cognitive ageing and decline â am I bovvered?15 September 2012,
According to research from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing at Edinburgh University there is very little evidence to show that cognitive deterioration in later life is associated with a decrease in life satisfaction or well being.
Circles of Support13 September 2012,
Circles can help people with learning disabilities to be more independent and lead richer and more person centered lives.
The Voice of Young People and Families4 September 2012, Christine-Koulla Burke
Finding out what families want from life seems to be a recurring question.
The Cost of Austerity28 August 2012,
We know that around half of adult mental health problems are first identifiable in childhood – so if we manage to create a nation of resilient, emotionally healthy children we will significantly reduce mental health problems later in life.
School playing fields are vital for childrenâs emotional wellbeing and mental health20 August 2012,
We are taking away the very things we know can help children build resilience and lead mentally healthier lives – playing outdoors and participating in sports.