Address the mental health needs of people with disabilities

  • Educate current services about the needs of people with disabilities with mental health issues.

  • Improve accessibility of mental health services- including physical access and training.

  • Improved access to respite care for people with disabilities: availability, accessibility, funding/cost, suitability.

  • Better support for carers of people with disabilities.

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by Auroracentre on November 20, 2018 at 03:42PM

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  • Posted by aritlewis November 23, 2018 at 11:22

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  • Posted by pskirrow February 11, 2019 at 10:54

    This is incredibly important and an often neglected area of disability care. Many people with physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities frequently don't 'fit' into more generic services and mental health support Ie.g. access to psychologists' is often seen as less important than access to physical rehabilitation and environmental adaptations. This is despite the evidence that people with disabilities are disproportionately MUCH more likely to experience poor mental health than their non-disabled peers
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