Learning disabilities and mental health
The experiences resulting from having a learning disability increases the likelihood of having a mental health problem. A 2007 study found that 20-40% of people with learning disabilities had a mental health problem.
The Mental Health Foundation also incorporates the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
We work to improve access to mental health services for people with learning disabilities.
Hanifa's story: All about my life
Hanifa is Team Assistant for the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Hidden in plain sight: dementia and learning disability26 April 2018
Depite people with learning disabilities being more likely to get dementia - they are barely visible in government dementia policy.
Learning Disabilities: IAPT Positive Practice Guide2 September 2015
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme aims to provide equitable access to NICE-recommended psychological therapies to people from all sectors of the community. There is evidence that people with mild to moderate learning disabilities can benefit from the therapies offered by IAPT services, especially when reasonable adjustments are made to the way in which these therapies are delivered.