What's happening? how young people with learning disabilities and their parents/carers understand anxiety and depression

A. Wilson, A. Cairney, A. Jahoda, K. Stalker

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This chapter reports on a study into the way in which young people and their family carers identify and understand emotional difficulties. The project helped a small number of young people to talk about their own experiences of mental distress, how they coped and the support they received. In addition, it explored how family carers and care staff respond to the young people's needs and how well health, social care and other services support them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Us Count: Identifying and Improving Mental Health Support for Young People with Learning Disabilities
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • young people
  • family
  • emotional difficulty
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • learning disability
  • carer
  • mental distress
  • social care
  • mental health

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