Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Well-being for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities is a training and self study resource which has been developed for a range of care and support staff who work with adults with intellectual disabilities and provides a full day's training. It aims to provide learners with an understanding of the mental health needs of this population and to promote mental health and wellbeing. The materials will also be of value to clinicians and support professionals relatively new to either mental health or intellectual disability, as well as students undertaking relevant courses. Through video clips and exercises, the materials give voice to the experiences and insights of people with intellectual disabilities who experience mental health issues. The resource includes slides and other online resources, guided self-learning, and a separate Pavilion reader, 'An Introduction to Supporting the Mental Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities,' in digital format. Published in association with The Estia Centre, London South Bank University, and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.
About the Author
Steve Hardy held a training post at the Estia Centre for many years and is now Practice Development Nurse for the Adult Learning Disability Service at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Eddie Chaplin is Professor of Mental Health in Neurodevelopmental Disorders at London South Bank University and has contributed to the work of the Estia Centre for many years. He has extensive clinical experience in local and national mental health services for people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Ruwani Ampegama qualified as a learning disability nurse in 1993 and joined the Estia Centre in May 2017 as the senior training officer. Karina Marshall-Tate was until recently Head of Education and Training at the Estia Centre. Ruwani Ampegama qualified as a learning disability nurse in 1993 and joined the Estia Centre in May 2017 as the senior training officer.