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The Learning Disability Mental Health Challenge

It is estimated that between 25-40% of people with learning disabilities also suffer with mental health problems.

Let’s not forget the wider social impact of what we do

As part of the CLMH project, I recently contacted the local Jobcentres and offered them a Confidence & Motivation course for people that were experiencing mild-moderate anxiety or depression.

Happy at Work?

Two fifths of employers have reported that they are seeing an increase in cases of anxiety and depression from their staff.

Equal Partners?

‘Equality’ is an interesting term and it means different things to different people. It is often used in the ‘Equality and Diversity’ context. In which case, equality is not about treating everyone the same, but about putting people in a position where they have the same opportunities. However, a quick search of the word in a dictionary suggests ‘a state of being equal’ and uses language such as fairness, equitability, uniformity and even-handedness. I have been reflecting about what equality means for partnership working.

How we should talk about mental health

Interesting article which covers issues such as stigma, criminality, suicide, appropriate terms, defining people and how to talk about mental health. http://ideas.ted.com/how-should-we-talk-about-mental-health/

A positive start for new Barnsley Co-ordinator

It’s day 12 in my new role as Mental Health Co-ordinator for Barnsley CLMHP and I have been reflecting on what I have been doing so far.

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