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Tell It Like It Is is a report into the current status of Learning Disability Services. Downloads: Tell It Like It Is Easy Read Report Tell It Like It Is Easy Read Questionnaire
The Royal College of Psychiatrists have released a manifesto about the inequality in mental health services. This includes the lack of services for people who have a learning disability. Download: Fair Deal for Mental Health 2008
A recently published survey into the attitudes of the general public to mental illness complied by TNS on behalf of Shift and CSIP is ahas been published. Download: Attitudes to Mental Illness 2008 Research Report
There has been lots of reports on how some medications have ‘little effect’ on depression. It is important that people do not stop taking medication without seeking medical advice. To see more from the BBC News website and the response … Continue reading
The government has extended the dignity campaign it started for older people to those with mental health problems. Read the Government Press Release Read the Guardian report
CSCI and The Healthcare Commisson have published a review of Community Mental Health services. This is called ‘No voice, no choice’. Although learning disability is not specifically mentioned the findings are relevant. The key findings were: Many people were not … Continue reading
SCIE have published information about the recovery approach in community mental health services. This research is not focused on people with a learning disability. The research can be accessed from the SCIE website.