Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health
Children and young people with learning disabilities are six times more likely to have a mental health problem compared with their non-learning disabled peers. Yet it is only fairly recently that this issue has begun to be taken seriously.
Many educational, health and social care professionals are in daily contact with this group of children yet their complex needs are not always understood.
Mental health is about the way you think and feel and your ability to deal with ups and downs.
Approximately 1 in 5 children will experience some form of mental health problem in any given year.
Children and young people with learning disabilities are at greater risk of developing mental health problems.