ISBN: 9781912755493

Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities (2nd Edition)


 – A Reader for Professionals and Support Staff in Health, Education and Social Care

Originally entitled ‘Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities’, this new 2nd edition focuses on the care and support of those with moderate and severe learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities).


ISBN: 9781912755493
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 – A Reader for Professionals and Support Staff in Health, Education and Social Care

Published by Pavilion Publishing,  Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities (2nd edition) focuses on the care and support of those with moderate and severe learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities). In addition to bringing the content fully up to date, the editors, both longstanding experts in this field, have commissioned the most experienced contributors to address new topics such as gender issues and mental health in education. The importance of developing evidence-based practice is a key theme of the book, acknowledging its key role in helping professionals and practitioners to be able to provide high-quality personalised care for children and young people with intellectual disabilities who have mental health needs.

This handbook provides health and social care professionals with a sound knowledge base for shaping and enhancing their practice, along with the skills and confidence to improve the outcomes for these young people. Each chapter includes short case illustrations, examples of good practice, reflections on current practice, key learning points, references and key websites for further exploration.


Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities (2nd edition) will be useful to child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists in health and educational services, nurses (children’s nurses, school nurses, mental health and learning disability nurses), social workers, teachers, service commissioners and providers, IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and IAPT High Intensity Therapists.


Dr. Jane McCarthy is Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical Lead for Learning Disabilities, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK; Honorary Associate Professor in Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, UK.

Dr. Sarah H. Bernard is a consultant psychiatrist with the Mental Health of Learning Disabilities team, which is a stream of the Developmental Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry Service. She is also the child psychiatry lead for undergraduate training.

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