"This special edition aims to address some of the complexities and challenges faced in mainstream mental health services in three ways. First, to highlight the specific needs of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems. Second, to promote the importance of interdisciplinary working and learning in relation to mental wellbeing and intellectual disability, showcasing innovative approaches to care and finally, to offer a voice to specialists from intellectual disability practice and research to foster practical and conceptual thinking in relation to this group of service users"
There is a freely accessible editorial and there are six papers:
- People with intellectual disabilities accessing mainstream mental health services: some facts, features and professional considerations
- Psychiatry and intellectual disabilities: navigating complexity and context
- Development and dissemination of a core competency framework
- Mental health staff views on improving burnout and mental toughness
- Using wordless books to support clinical consultations
- Actors with intellectual disabilities in mental health simulation training
Full articles are not free.