On 13th August 2020, The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry launched MySigns, a web application that can be used to support mental health assessment of people with intellectual disability and significant communication difficulties. The tool is to be used collaboratively between the person with intellectual disability, their carers and their mental health clinician. 3DN is worked closely with a web development agency to produce this resource.
MySigns catalogues the unique objective mental state indicators for a person with intellectual disability who has difficulties with communication. Carers can use the resource to compile the person’s unique catalogue, adding objective indicators and tagging their subjective correlate (e.g. recording the person’s distinctive moaning that correlates with their feeling of anxiety). Carers can also use the app to make a record of the person’s mental state at a given time for review by a clinician in the context of the person’s clinical management.
You can access MySigns for free at www.mysigns.health.
See the MySigns Easy Read Guide for more information about the app and how it works.
If you would like to view the functions of the app before signing up for an account, please view the recording below to see the app in desktop and mobile view.