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Strategic thinking

Authors:
DAVIES Jill, BURKE Christine
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, September 2012, pp.12-14.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

People with learning disabilities are more likely to develop mental health problems compared to the general population. The Government’s mental health strategy, ‘No health without mental health’ (DH, 2011), makes several references to people with learning disabilities. In particular, it highlights the importance of mental health services for people with learning disabilities and autism, the need to ensure that mainstream services are inclusive to this group, including that staff have appropriate skills and can provide reasonable adjustments to meet individual needs. The strategy also mentions the need for early intervention to prevent later problems for children with special educational needs and disabilities, including those who have underlying or associated mental health problems. In 2012, the Government issued an accompanying implementation framework that aims to translate the ideals of the strategy into concrete actions on a local level. This article discusses what the implementation framework means for people with learning disabilities. It shows that, despite the strategy highlighting the needs of people with learning disabilities, the framework offers little specifically for this group. This raises concern that this group will remain off the radar for those in mainstream services and organisations that could support them to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.

Journal article

Strategic thinking

Authors:
DAVIES Jill, BURKE Christine
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, October 2012, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

People with learning disabilities are more likely to develop mental health problems compared to the general population. The Government’s mental health strategy, ‘No health without mental health’ (DH, 2011), makes several references to people with learning disabilities. In particular, it highlights the importance of mental health services for people with learning disabilities and autism, the need to ensure that mainstream services are inclusive to this group, including that staff have appropriate skills and can provide reasonable adjustments to meet individual needs. The strategy also mentions the need for early intervention to prevent later problems for children with special educational needs and disabilities, including those who have underlying or associated mental health problems. In 2012, the Government issued an accompanying implementation framework that aims to translate the ideals of the strategy into concrete actions on a local level. This article discusses what the implementation framework means for people with learning disabilities. It shows that, despite the strategy highlighting the needs of people with learning disabilities, the framework offers little specifically for this group. This raises concern that this group will remain off the radar for those in mainstream services and organisations that could support them to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.

Journal article

Lead on!

Authors:
DAVIES Jill, BURKE Christine
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 10(8), October 2010, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

People with learning disabilities have been encouraged to take up leadership roles through the development of local partnership boards and self-advocacy groups. This article describes a programme led by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities to help people with learning disabilities become leaders. The Learning for Leadership programme empowers participants to develop their leadership skills and learn how they can make real change happen. The programme has been run in Wales, Cornwall and Kent. In each area local leaders with a learning disability have coordinated the workshops alongside staff from the Foundation. The programme is highly interactive and personalised with group work, role-play, DVD clips and engaging in real life situations. The outcomes from the programme have ranged from better opportunities in gaining employment, being more confident is speaking up in public, and becoming more politically aware.

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'How to' guide: how to support young people with learning disabilities and mental health issues

Author:
DAVIES Jill
Publisher:
National Transition Support Team
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
14p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This is a guide aimed at strategic managers and other professionals who come into contact with children and young people with learning disabilities. The guide describes common mental health issues experienced, the key issues and barriers to support for this group, current policy and legislation, and practical ideas in providing support. The guide is supported with four short case studies. A listing of useful websites and resources are included.

Journal article

Support and services for young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems

Authors:
DAVIES Jill, GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Review, 11(3), September 2006, pp.8-15.
Publisher:
Pier Professional

By the end of this year child and adolescent mental health services will be required to be fully comprehensive and include care pathways for children and young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems under the Public Service Agreement Targets. In this article the authors describe how services have traditionally served this group, explore the policy context for change and discuss some of the projects currently underway that aim to address the PSA target for later this year.

Journal article

Learning with families: involving families in staff training

Author:
DAVIES Jill
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 10(3), July 2005, pp.12-17.
Publisher:
Emerald

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities has developed a tool to help staff and families to work better together.  This article reports on the development of the training resource called Learning with Families where the contents were developed by family carers, who are also being encouraged to deliver the training, alongside professionals, to staff who work in learning disability services, in order to improve their understanding of the experiences of families.

Journal article

Support for families with a learning disabled child

Authors:
DAVIES Jill, WILLIAMS Laura
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 3.05.05, 2005, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Looks at the findings of a report by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) which highlights the lack of support for many parents of children with learning disabilities. During the research families from in different parts of England and Wales, were contacted and their emotional needs from the time of diagnosis until their child was five were explored. Four main areas were examined: how the diagnosis was delivered; the information given immediately after the diagnosis and in following years; the emotional and practical support required; and the impact on family life.

Journal article

Support and services for young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems

Authors:
DAVIES Jill, GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 9(3), December 2006, pp.31-39.
Publisher:
Emerald

By the end of 2006 child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) were required to include care pathways for children and young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems under Public Service Agreement Targets. This article describes how services have traditionally served the mental health needs of children and young people with learning disabilities, explores the policy context for change and discusses some of the projects currently underway that aim to address the Public Service Agreement targets for later this year.

Journal article

Access for all: improving access to services for children and young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems

Author:
DAVIES Jill
Journal article citation:
Childright, 223, February 2006, pp.18-21.
Publisher:
Children's Legal Centre
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First impressions: emotional and practical support for families of young children with a learning disability: a guide for practitioners and service commissioners

Author:
DAVIES Jill
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
30p.
Place of publication:
London

This project researched the emotional needs of families where there is a child with learning disabilities, from the time of the diagnosis to the age of five years. This was in recognition of the fact that the way parents are told the news of their child's disability and the support they receive is crucial to the future of the whole family . This was achieved  through conducting a literature review and a small study. The research involved in-depth interviews with twenty-two parents to find out the following information: how the diagnosis was given to them; what information they received immediately after the diagnosis and in the following couple of years ;what support, both emotional and practical, they received from the time of birth to the age of five years; and what the impact of having a child with a disability was on the family.

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