3DN has published findings from a scoping study for a tertiary intellectual disability mental health service.
The study found that family members and support persons of people with intellectual disability agreed that a tertiary intellectual disability mental health service would assist in meeting the mental health needs of the people that they support.
Key characteristics of a tertiary service included that it be delivered within the public health system, by psychiatrists and psychologists, provide face-to-face clinical contact, and advice. Also, that the service address behaviours of concern, self-harm, and undertake mental health assessments and interventions.
More details on this study can be found here https://doi.org/10.1080/19315864.2020.1753268