Easy read information sheets on mental health services in NSW
These easy read information sheets provide information on finding, accessing, and using mental health services in NSW.
They are for people with intellectual disability and those who prefer simple written information.
There are information sheets on topics including
- Getting help with your mental health
- The Mental Health Act
- Rights and rules about mental health treatment
- Making a complain about mental health care
Resource page for consumers and carers: https://www.3dn.unsw.edu.au/consumers_information
Resource page for health professionals: https://www.3dn.unsw.edu.au/professionals_information
Positive Cardiometabolic Health For People With Intellectual Disability
The postcards below can be printed and taken to your doctor. The front side of the postcards contain information for people with an intellectual disability or carers. The back side of each postcard provides information for the doctor about the above resources.
Please click the links below to access a range of free-to-download resources for clinicians, formal and informal carers and people with an intellectual disability.
- Standard Cardiometabolic Targets
- Going To The Doctor
- Psychotropic Medication
- Blood Pressure
- Having A Blood Test
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Overcoming Social And Economic Disadvantage
- Managing Challenging Behaviour
- Planning For Adaptations To Clinical Practice
If you would like to learn more about the study, please click here.
Responsible Psychotropic Prescribing to People with an Intellectual Disability
The Responsible Psychotropic Prescribing to People with an Intellectual Disability Podcasts aim to educate health professionals on safe and effective prescribing practices for the treatment of mental health disorders in people with an intellectual disability.
Responsible psychotropic prescribing to adults with an intellectual disability:
- Episode 1: Recognising symptoms of mental illness in adults with an intellectual disability
- Episode 2: Deciding if, when and what to prescribe
- Episode 3: Instituting, monitoring and discontinuing psychotropic treatment
- Episode 4: Consumer perspectives
Responsible psychotropic prescribing to children and adolescents with an intellectual disability: