Information for health and mental health workers supporting people with disability

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Information for health and mental health workers supporting people with disability

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Publication date: 
20 May 2020
Last updated: 
27 May 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

The fact sheet covers:

  • whether people with intellectual or developmental disability are at greater risk of COVID-19
  • why people with intellectual or developmental disability are more likely to experience mental ill health during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • the role health and mental health professionals can play
  • how you can help reduce anxiety and stress
  • what to consider when preparing to assess a person with intellectual or developmental disability
  • what to consider when assessing the significance of changes in mood, thoughts or behaviour
  • how to manage mental health and behavioural concerns
  • where to get more information