People with a Learning Disability facing a Mental Health Crisis

In a report from Learning Disability Today

Nearly a third of people with a learning disability in the UK are struggling with mental health issues in the wake of the pandemic, according to new research from Mencap.

In a recent survey, 88% of families and carers said their loved one was always or very often felt sad, and 82% felt lonely due to rarely being able to leave their homes.

It also found that 27% of those experiencing mental health problems still don’t know where they can go for support – an issue made worse by the fact that many people in society still wrongly believe that learning disability itself is a mental health condition.

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