Library Mental Health bulletins

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service, January 2018

This week’s Library bulletins are on Learning Disabilities and Depression.


Prescribing anti-epileptic drugs for people with epilepsy and intellectual disability: (College Report CR206)

Royal College of Psychiatrists, November 2017

This report addresses the extremely important area of epilepsy in the field of intellectual disability (ID), also known as learning disability. Epilepsy and ID are two conditions that carry stigma and can lead to social isolation. An individual who experiences both these problems faces huge challenges.

Click here to view the report.

Cervical screening: supporting women with learning disabilities

Public Health England, October 2017

This information, originally developed in North Tyneside, is to support women with learning disabilities to access cervical screening.

This publication covers:

  • how to increase a woman’s understanding of cervical screening
  • making a best interest decision
  • tips for primary care administration and reception staff

Click here to access the publication.


People with learning disabilities: health checks audit tool

Public Health England, October 2017

This audit tool consists of 6 questions and is designed to support practices, primary care liaison staff, health facilitators to improve the uptake and quality of annual health checks, and reduce the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities.

Click here to access the tool.

Developing support and services for children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both

NHS England, September 2017

This document provides guidance for Transforming Care Partnerships (and their local partners Clinical Commissioning Groups / Local Authorities) in commissioning support and services for children and young people with learning disability, autism or both.

Click here to view the guidance.