Many of us experience challenges to our emotional well-being at some stage in our lives, and people with disabilities are not exempt from this.
It can be hard to know what to do if you are worried about your mental health, or that of somebody you love or if somebody tells you that they are having problems. Find out more about mental health support in Devon.
Sometimes it’s good to know that you are not alone and that other people are dealing with similar mental health issues. The Scope website has a variety of tips from their online community, which may be useful in nurturing positive mental habits.
Scope also lists resources for people with disabilities living with mental health condition.
If you’re looking after someone with a mental health problem who could not cope without your help you may be a carer and entitled to an assessment and help in your own right. Find out about the help available for carers in Devon.
Leading learning disability charity Mencap explains the differences between a learning disability and a mental health problem. However, Mencap estimate that approximately 40% of people with a learning disability may also have a mental health problem. Find out more about the link between learning disability and mental health.
In Devon, mental health and learning disability services are provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT). The Trust has developed a new mental health website with lots of useful information including self-help guides.