+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Expert opinions on community services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems



Expert opinions on community services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems



Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 7(3): 169-174



There has been limited evidence on which to base services in the community for people who have intellectual disabilities and coexisting mental health problems. Recent research involving service users, carers and professionals has identified a number of key service components that community services should provide. More detail is needed to explore how best these components could be implemented and delivered. - Fourteen multidisciplinary professionals from specialist intellectual disabilities services in the UK were interviewed about their opinions on four key areas of community service provision. These included the review and monitoring of service users, their access to social, leisure and occupational activities, the support, advice and training around mental health for a person s family or carers and out of hours and crisis responses. The interview data was used for coding using the NVivo 7 software package and then analyzed using thematic analysis. - Analysis of participants views on these key essential service components produced wider themes of importance. The ten major emergent themes for services were: their Configuration/ Structure, their Clarity of Purpose/Care Pathways, their Joint Working, their Training, their Flexibility, their Resources, their Evidence-Base, being Holistic/Multidisciplinary, being Needs-led/Personalised and providing Accessible information. - has been accepted after peer review for 7.3 - has been accepted after peer review for 7.3 - These views of experts can help inform further research for the development and the evaluation of services.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 036798821

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1108/20441281311320756


Related references

Community services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 21(5): 459-462, 2008

Mental/Behavioral Health Services: Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services 1915(c) Waiver Allocation for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 53(4): 257-270, 2015

The Role of Training in Improving Community Care Staff Awareness of Mental Health Problems in People with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 20(3): 228-235, 2007

Transition from children and adolescent to adult mental health services for young people with intellectual disabilities: a scoping study of service organisation problems. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 5(1): 9-16, 2011

Mental health services for people with intellectual disabilities. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 24(5): 372-376, 2011

Consumption of Mental Health Services by People with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 20(5): 430-438, 2007

Access to mental health services: The experiences of people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 32(2): 368-379, 2019

ACT for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems. Psychiatric Services 59(8): 936-937, 2008

Community Mental Health Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Disease Management & Health Outcomes 10(7): 409-417, 2002

Sexual health in the community: Services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Disability and Health Journal 10(3): 387-393, 2017

Assessment of mental health problems in people with intellectual disabilities. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences 43(4): 241-251, 2006

Measurement tools for mental health problems and mental well-being in people with severe or profound intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review 57: 32-44, 2017

Improving mental health services for people with intellectual disabilities: service users' views. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 4(4): 40-47, 2010

Experiences of mental health services by people with intellectual disabilities from different ethnic groups: a Delphi consultation. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 56(9): 902-909, 2012

Mental Health Problems in Young People with Intellectual Disabilities: The Impact on Parents. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 21(5): 414-424, 2008