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NEW: Information for people with learning disability and their carers
The Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of the Psychiatry of Learning Disability and the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have produced a new series of very accessible information for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. All these materials have been written and tested with people with learning disabilities and their carers.
These leaflets can be easily printed off from this page. The help and support section at the end of each leaflet can be completed by the person being given this information, to include contact details of their GP, Psychiatrist, Community Nurse or any other professional involved in their care.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Learning Disability Services: what is it and who can help?
Medication for dementia
Medication for depression
Medication for psychosis and bipolar disorder
We would welcome any feedback on these leaflets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
at the College.
We are grateful to:
Dr Sab Bhaumik (former chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Learning Disability)
Louise Talbott and Jane Parr (speech and language therapists)
Dr Shweta Gangavati, Dr Abdul Shaikh, Dr Avinash Hiremath, Dr Satheesh Gangadhara, Dr Paul Winterbottom and Dr Ray Jacques
Members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' user and carer group.
For anyone who is worried about themselves, a friend or a relative:
Depression in people with learning disabilities : our main leaflet
Learning disability and mental health : leaflet for carers of, and professionals working with, people with learning disability
'Your guide to taking medicine for behaviour problems' - A leaflet for people with learning disability
Smoking and mental health
Exercise and mental health
Reading about Self-Help
Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Children and young people
Specific learning difficulties : what parents and teachers need to know
The child with general learning disability : what parents and teachers need to know
Understanding autism and Asperger's syndrome : what parents and teachers need to know
Depression in people with learning disabilities a translation of our main leaflet