We understand that this is a very challenging time and are working to produce resources that may provide some useful information and tips to you and your families.
Children, young people and adults have the right to a healthy life and to be given the appropriate support to achieve this.
Health and challenging behaviour
Children and adults with learning disabilities are more likely to have health problems than the general population. Consult our page and learn about some of the common health problems experienced by people with learning disabilities, how health problems might increase challenging behaviour, how some challenging behaviours can contribute to health problems and how you can help a person with a learning disability stay healthy. We have prepared a quick read guide and a complete information sheet available to download.
The use of medication for challenging behaviour
There is a long history of excessive and inappropriate use of major tranquillising medication for “treating” challenging behaviour. Medication should not be used in this way. We have prepared a quick read guide and a complete information sheet available to download.
Medication Pathway for Family Carers
This practial resource has been specially developed for family carers concerned about the use of psychotropic medication for their relative with a learning disability, autism or both.
Or order a printed copy of the Medication Information Pack by contacting us.
The resources are part of the STOMP programme, led by NHS England.
Mental health in people with a learning disability
For children and adults with learning disabilities, problems with mental health often go undetected as the symptoms can be mixed up with the child or adult’s learning disabilities or challenging behaviour. We have prepared a quick read guide and a complete information sheet available to download.
Other information pages in this section
Consult the informative pages below to get the answers to your questions:
If you have unanswered questions after reading our information resources please contact us using the link below for individual support from our Family Support Service.