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Poor insight in psychosis predicts higher mental healthcare service use


In Joseph Lam’s debut blog he explores a recent research paper which uses an electronic dataset to investigate the relationship between insight and service use in first episode psychosis.

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Understanding research – what does it mean for me? Accessible research findings for people with learning disabilities

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Last week we posted about accessible websites. This week we thought we would consider the reflections published recently on the Plain Facts project, which ran for many many years, offering access to research findings on topics of interest to people with learning disabilities

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New-easy read booklet on type 2 diabetes for people with learning disabilities

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People with learning disabilities may be at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but often struggle with technical language and complicated explanations. Here we look at a new easy read booklet published as part of an ongoing research project into diabetes people with learning disabilities.

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Equipping family carers with better information about in-patient assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities

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We know that access to accurate information is crucial if people are to make good decisions about the support they get from services. If someone with a learning disability is admitted to a hospital unit for assessment or treatment for a mental health issue or in response to behaviour that is challenging support services, this can be a particularly difficult and confusing time for all concerned.

In her debut blog, Alison Giraud-Saunders, along with co-author Angela Cole, describes a booklet that she co-authored with the involvement of family members which has lots of key information on the law and people’s rights.

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Practical recommendations to improve uptake in cancer screening services by people with learning disabilities

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People with learning disabilities have low take-up rates for health promotion or screening activities. Work in the south west of the country to look at reasonable adjustments a couple of years ago resulted in a number of recommendations for local action along with recommendations to the national cancer screening programmes regarding the identification of people [read the full story…]

Self-report tool shows women with learning disabilities identify higher levels of symptoms relating to mood and self esteem

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Evidence suggests there is a greater prevalence of mental ill-health in people with learning disabilities, although the extent of this difference varies from study to study. At present there has been little work enabling people with learning disabilities to recognise potential threats to their mental health and to help with the development of strategies to [read the full story…]

Guides published for pupils, parents and teachers to help smooth the transition from primary to secondary school

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Making the move from primary to secondary school can be stressful for all involved and if you are a young person with a learning disabilities or other special educational needs these stresses can be magnified. Moving to secondary school often means lots of change at once –  new building, new routes to learn, new classmates, [read the full story…]

Poster designed for people with a learning disability on how to contact police

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Disability Hate Crime refers to crimes targeted at anybody as a result of his or her disability or impairment, as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and can take many forms, including ate crime can take many forms including: physical attacks, threats of attack or verbal abuse, insults or harassment. The association of Chief Police [read the full story…]

Challenging Behaviour Foundation launches new information sheets


In February this year, we posted about new summary information sheets produced by the challenging behaviour foundation. This month sees the launch of a new series of three information sheets which look at the causes of challenging behaviour, and explain how to make effective plans to reduce it. The information sheets are designed to provide [read the full story…]

New guides to improving support for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities published

Positive relationship found between mood, total emotion score and frequency of emotion when stimuli were positive

In 2010, the Department of Health published Raising our Sights, Professor Jim Mansell’s report into services and supports for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. The Government’s response was to broadly welcome the report’s recommendations and “its central message that the major obstacles to wider implementation of policy for adults with profound intellectual and [read the full story…]