The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have published their guideline on Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management. It is available here: http://bit.ly/cforum204
The guideline covers preventing, assessing and managing mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings (including health, social care, education, and forensic and criminal justice). It aims to improve assessment and support for mental health conditions, and help people with learning disabilities and their families and carers to be involved in their care.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
organising and delivering care
involving people in their care
prevention, including social, physical environment and occupational interventions
annual GP health checks
psychological interventions, and how to adapt these for people with learning disabilities
prescribing, monitoring and reviewing pharmacological interventions
Who is it for?
Social care practitioners
Commissioners and service providers
People with learning disabilities and their families and carers