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Accessing mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic: the experiences of adults with a learning disability and their carers

A study exploring experiences of adults with a learning disability (pandemic)

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Full description:

We want to design a study to understand how adults with a learning disability have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to know what it has been like to access mental health support at this time. We have some ideas about how to do this, but we want to work together with adults with a learning disability and their carers to design and conduct this study. We would like to set up a research team that will meet online every month. We will provide training in research to start with.

Date from

18th November 2020

Date to

18th January 2021


Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Learning Disability Community Mental Health Team in the North East of England



Mental health


UK wide

Involvement type:

All of research

What support is offered?

Training in research methods provided by qualified clinical psychologists. Ongoing support by peers and qualified clinical psychologists through monthly steering group meetings. Support available outside of these times if required.





Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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