Abstract

This guideline covers preventing, assessing and managing mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings (including health, social care, education, and forensic and criminal justice). It aims to improve assessment and support for mental health conditions, and help people with learning disabilities and their families and carers to be involved in their care.

Recommendations

This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Social care practitioners
  • Care workers
  • Education staff
  • Commissioners and service providers
  • People with learning disabilities and their families and carers

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines