Emotional wellbeing and mental health

The Foundation has undertaken a great deal of work in this area, including:

The mental health of children and adolescents with learning disabilities in Britain

A publication funded by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities which highlights that children with learning disabilities are at a greater risk of mental ill health.

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Building resilience and emotional wellbeing

We are working to adapt the FRIENDS for Life programme for use with children with learning disabilities.

Find out more about the FRIENDS for Life programme

Moving on to secondary school

We worked with pupils with SEND to develop guides to help them make the move from primary to secondary mainstream schools less stressful.

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What about us?

This was an action research project carried out in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University. The project explored how students with learning disabilities/difficulties could feel included in their educational settings by encouraging them to question aspects of their school and college life.

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All about feeling down

This easy-read booklet is for young people with learning disabilities aged 14-25 and is about what they can do if they feel down.

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Count us in

A one-year UK-wide inquiry that has since helped shape mental health provision and services for young people in England.

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Making us count

A programme of research which aimed to identify and improve mental health support through projects with young people, their family and carers.

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We are the strongest link

A peer support training pack that aids young people with learning disabilities with the transition from school to adult life.

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An ordinary life

This project aimed to improve the quality of life of children with complex health needs and/or dependent on medical technology.

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