Thursday, 7 July 2016

Resources on health

Supporting people with Dual Diagnosis – Intellectual Disability, Mental Health and Rights-based Approaches
This e-book will help you understand the vulnerability to psychological stress and development of mental health concerns in persons with intellectual disabilities. The e-book is online and free to access. Published by New Brunswick Association for Community Living (Canada).
Introduces definitions and historical context related to intellectual disability, mental health, advocacy and human rights. It is important for those working with individuals with ID to understand this population’s vulnerability to psychological stress and the development of mental health concerns. This module is designed to provide foundational information and knowledge regarding dual diagnosis, as well as person-centered approaches to service and care.

Thanks to Queensland Centre Intellectual Disability for the recommendation.

The health check: What is it and what do staff need to know?
Yona Lunsky, Dara Abells, Ian Casson, Laurie Green, Bill Sullivan, Service, Support and Success, Vol 5 Issue 7, July 2016
This newsletter is just what the doctor ordered (four doctors actually, and a psychologist). This is a no-nonsense discussion on the importance of the health check and how you as staff can make a difference with the individuals that you support ...
Patient resources
A range of information handouts for patients is available online from the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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