NICE – Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities

NICE – Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities : Draft guidance consultation NICE

You can now review and comment on this draft guideline. For more information, to download the consultation documents and to comment see here.

This guideline covers the prevention, assessment and management of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings. This includes health, social care, educational, forensic and criminal justice settings.

Who is it for?

  • Commissioners and providers of health and social care services.
  • Schools and other education services.
  • All health and social care professionals working with people with learning disabilities (with or without mental health problems) in community (including fostering, residential and kinship care), primary care, secondary care and secure settings.
  • All educational staff working with: children and young people with learning disabilities (with or without
    mental health problems) in schools and other educational settings (including early years)
  • Adults with learning disabilities (with or without mental health problems) in educational settings.
  • People of all ages with learning disabilities and mental health problems, and their family members and carers.
  • This version of the guideline contains the recommendations, context and recommendations for research. The Guideline Committee’s discussion and the evidence reviews are in the full guideline.

The consultation closes on 20 April 2016 at 5pm