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