People with learning disabilities are twice as likely to experience mental health problems as the general population.
‘Its good to come here and talk about your problems.’
A great many of us experience mental health issues and this time of year can add extra pressure.
The incidence of mental health problems amongst adults with a learning disability, however, is more than double that of the general population. Reasons for this include high levels of social isolation, a higher incidence of negative life events, access to fewer resources and coping skills, and the impact of other people’s attitudes.
Brighton and Hove Speak Out supports people with learning disabilities to build support networks in their community and access mental health services if they need to. Our groups and drop-ins provide peer support that helps build resilience and improves wellbeing.
Please support our work so that more people with learning disabilities don’t have to face their problems alone.
Donate just £4 today or £1 (or more if you’d like to) for every day of Advent to help us support people with learning disabilities to have their voice heard.