The aim of this study was to seek the opinions of people with an intellectual disability who have additional mental health needs about the mental health services they receive. A semi‐structured focus group methodology was used to ask participants about all aspects of the mental health services they receive. Overall, it was found that participants valued staff who listened to them and actively tried to help with their difficulties. They also wanted choice and control over their lives, particularly with regard to meaningful day activities. Limitations of the study are highlighted.
O'Brien, A. and Rose, J. (2010), "Improving mental health services for people with intellectual disabilities: service users' views", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 40-47. https://doi.org/10.5042/amhid.2010.0674Download as .RIS
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