Towards better mental health for people with intellectual disabilities: from roundtable to action

Simpson, Jim, Trollor, Julian and Lennox, Nicholas G. (2015) Towards better mental health for people with intellectual disabilities: from roundtable to action. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, . doi:10.1080/23297018.2015.1085325


Author Simpson, Jim
Trollor, Julian
Lennox, Nicholas G.
Title Towards better mental health for people with intellectual disabilities: from roundtable to action
Journal name Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ISSN 2329-7026
2329-7018
Publication date 2015-10-27
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/23297018.2015.1085325
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 9
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In 2013, a National Roundtable on the Mental Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities brought together 95 key players in the intellectual disability and mental health spheres in Australia. The resulting Roundtable Communiqué set out eight key elements of an effective mental health system for people with intellectual disabilities and a menu of actions that participants could take towards implementation of these key elements. Key elements comprised the inclusion of intellectual disability mental health in all mental health initiatives, the provision of specialist intellectual disability mental health services, collaboration between agencies, and enhanced data collection. A year later, action since the Roundtable was audited nationally. A wide range of incremental action had occurred including systematic consideration of reform in all the mainland states. Various opportunities for further gains included the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the National Disability Strategy.
Keyword Mental health
Intellectual Disability
Challenging behaviour
Mental health reform
Mental health policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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