Developing a mental health service website for people with intellectual disability

Developing a mental health service website for people with intellectual disability
Posted on Wed 10 Mar 2021

A research team led by Professor Julian Trollor at the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, UNSW Sydney, aims to create a web-based intellectual disability mental health service pathway tool.

To create the web-tool, this study aims to look at what supports are needed at each stage of a person with intellectual disability’s mental health journey, and how supports can best work together to provide care. The web-tool will link people with intellectual disability, their support networks, and mental health professionals to the resources that they need to support a mental health journey and to promote good mental health.

The team would like to hear from i) people with an intellectual disability (see an Easy Read flyer here for more information) and ii) people who have experience supporting a person with intellectual disability (see flyer here for more information).

Participation in the study involves either a face-to-face, telephone or video conferencing interview with a researcher or attending a focus group. Participants will be asked about their experiences finding and accessing physical or mental health supports for themselves or the person or people that they support, and what supports they think people require across a mental health journey.

 

For more details click here.

Contact Claire Eagleson, Project Officer, on (02) 9065 9516 or c.eagleson@unsw.edu.au for more details or to register to participate in the study.

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