Read the latest research and reports on Learning Disability and Mental Health.

Gender differences in psychiatric diagnoses in older people with intellectual disability: a register study, BMC Psychiatry

Gender Differences in Learning Disabilities in Kids

These guidelines have been produced to highlight reasonable adjustments so that people with learning disabilities who have mental health problems receive equality of care and support. (In response to the NICE report)
Access to healthcare for men and women with disabilities in the UK.  British Medical Journal, August 2017
Prevalence of mental health conditions and relationship with general health in a whole-country population of people with intellectual disabilities compared with the general population. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2017

National Elf Service

The Learning Disabilities Elf summarise the information contained the NICE guidelines “Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management”

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: This report marks the anniversary of the publication of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. It highlights the progress made in the first year. From NHS England.

NICE Report – Mental health and the NHS: What’s changed and what’s to come?

NICE – Report on Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management, 2016

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities was commissioned to write a report about the mental health of people with learning disabilities.



Assessing the mental health of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities in Britain – Research in the British Journal of  Psychiatry, January 2008


Exploring coping strategies of carers looking after people with intellectual disabilities and dementia 2013,

Research by Steve Hardy