Learning disabilities: can arts and crafts help mental health?
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Learning disabilities: can arts and crafts help mental health?

Fintan Sheerin Associate professor in intellectual disability nursing, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Arts and crafts activities can stimulate discussion on mental health and well-being between people with learning disabilities and their caregivers

People with learning disabilities experience poorer mental health than those in the mainstream population (Sheerin 2017). Much of this comes not from any underlying illness, but rather from an imbalance between coping skills and the everyday stresses of living a life that may be very different to those of one’s siblings and friends.

Learning Disability Practice. 27, 2, 16-17. doi: 10.7748/ldp.27.2.16.s6

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