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June, 2015

Specialist Mental Health in Learning Disabilities Services

Specialist Mental Health in Learning Disabilities Services In some areas across the UK specialist teams have been developed that specifically focus on the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities (sometimes referred to as MHiLD teams). These teams are multi-disciplinary and based in the community. The Mental Health in Learning Disabilities teams provide two […]

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Members of the Community Learning Disabilities Team

Members of the Community Learning Disabilities Team SOCIAL WORKERS/CARE MANAGERS These are professionals who will provide community care assessments for people with intellectual disabilities, to identify what their needs are and to develop a care package to meet those needs within the available resources. The care package may include the use of day services, employment […]

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Community Learning Disabilities Teams

Community Learning Disabilities Teams (CLDTs) are multi-disciplinary teams that provide assessment, intervention and develop care packages for the health care and social care management of people with intellectual disabilities. They generally consist of:  Social workers/care managers  Community nurses  Clinical psychologists  Physiotherapists  Occupational therapists  Psychiatrists  Speech and language therapists […]

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Members of the Community Mental Health Team

Members of the Community Mental Health Team PSYCHIATRIST A psychiatrist is a trained doctor who after doing their medical training specialized in mental health. Their role is to assess, diagnose, treat and manage mental health problems.Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team they develop holistic intervention plans. A psychiatrist working in a Community Mental Health […]

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Community Mental Health Services

Community Mental Health Services Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) are what we call general services. Any adult of working age who has a mental health problem can access them. There will be at least one in every borough or district within the UK. They are based in the community, generally at an easily accessible location. […]

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Primary Care Services

Primary Care Services For most of us the first service we will visit if we think we have a mental health problem is our General Practitioner (GP), unless it is an emergency situation, then we might visit or be taken to an accident and emergency department. For someone with intellectual disabilities who is already known […]

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The Health Action Plan

The Health Action Plan (HAP) is the Government’s new initiative (arising from ‘Valuing People’) that aims to ensure that all people with intellectual disabilities have their health needs met. It includes details of:  The need for health interventions  Oral health and dental care  Fitness and mobility  Continence  Vision and hearing […]

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Care Programme Approach

Care Programme Approach The Care Programme Approach (CPA) is the care management process for those in contact with specialist mental and social care services. It was first developed in 1991, to provide a framework for effective mental health care, and it aims to minimize the distress and confusion sometimes apparent for services users and their […]

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valuing people for who they are

valuing people for who they are In March 2001 the Government published its White Paper ‘Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the Twenty-First Century’. It was the first major policy document relating to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in 30 years. It relates to England and Wales. ‘Valuing People’ sets […]

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how to help people with personality disorders

how to help people with personality disorders People with personality disorder show unusual behaviour. They might be emotionally cold and not respond as expected to other people and situations. Often they may hold strange beliefs or suffer from depression. Some may self-harmor have drug or alcohol problems. Some might be in trouble with the police […]

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