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People with learning disabilities and mental health problems: the impact of ethnicity

Jane McCarthy (Estia Centre, King's College London)
Ghazala Mir (Ethnicity Training Network Centre for Health and Social Care, University of Leeds)
Steve Wright (Estia Centre, King's College London)

Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

ISSN: 1753-0180

Article publication date: 1 June 2008

Abstract

There is increasing awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities from different ethnic communities. This paper focuses on the impact of ethnicity on the presentation of mental health problems. The main aim of the paper is to inform those planning and delivering mental health services for people with learning disabilities of the current evidence, in order to enable their practice to improve health outcomes for people from minority ethnic communities.

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McCarthy, J., Mir, G. and Wright, S. (2008), "People with learning disabilities and mental health problems: the impact of ethnicity", Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/17530180200800015

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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