The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 12 Issue 4

Issues for workforce development


Table of contents - Special Issue: Mental health pathways for people with intellectual disabilities: the education, training and practice implications

Guest Editors: David Charnock, Nicola Wright

People with intellectual disabilities accessing mainstream mental health services: some facts, features and professional considerations

Penelope Jane Standen, Adam Clifford, Kiran Jeenkeri

The purpose of this paper is to provide information for non-specialists on identifying the characteristics, assessment and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities…

Psychiatry and intellectual disabilities: navigating complexity and context

Jo Jones, Kiran Jeenkeri, Peter Cutajar

The paper is a review, for the general adult mental health practitioner, of the issues to consider when managing a mental health presentation of a person with intellectual…

Development and dissemination of a core competency framework

Julian N. Trollor, Claire Eagleson, Janelle Weise, Roderick McKay

The purpose of this paper is to describe and critique the methodology used to develop a core competency framework for mental health professionals working with people with an…

Mental health staff views on improving burnout and mental toughness

Zoe Posner, Jessie Janssen, Hazel Roddam

Burnout in mental health staff is acknowledged as a major problem. The purpose of this paper is to gain an understanding of mental health staff views on improving burnout and…


Using wordless books to support clinical consultations

Sheila Hollins, Barry Carpenter, Elspeth Bradley, Jo Egerton

Based on a literature and practice review, the purpose of this paper is to examine the theoretical and clinical basis for using wordless books with patients who have intellectual…

Actors with intellectual disabilities in mental health simulation training

Chris Attoe, Gregoire Billon, Samantha Riches, Karina Marshall-Tate, James Wheildon, Sean Cross

People with intellectual disabilities experience poorer health outcomes than the general population, and a significantly increased risk of mental health comorbidity. Their access…

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