How to recognise and respond to mental health needs
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How to recognise and respond to mental health needs

Fleur-Michelle Coiffait Trainee clinical psychologist, CAMHS Learning Disability Service, Edinburgh
Keith Marshall Cognitive behaviour therapist, Clinical Psychology Adult Learning Disability Service at Royal Edinburgh Hospital

A lack of standardised assessment procedures and variations in experience is hindering service provision, say Fleur-Michelle Coiffait and Keith Marshall

This article describes a study that examined how the largely unmet mental health needs of people with learning disabilities were being identified and met by a Scottish community learning disabilities team. It identifies barriers to recognising and responding to these needs, and how services could be improved.

Learning Disability Practice. 14, 3,23-28. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.04.14.3.23.c8442

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