Learning Disability

This topic area looks at the mental health problems faced by the wonderful people who have learning disability. To some extent it also covers Learning Difficulties, and also Autistic Spectrum Disorders. See the articles below for more information.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines learning disability as ‘a state of arrested or incomplete development of the mind’. If someone has a learning disability (sometimes known as intellectual disability) it means there will be limitations in their intellectual functioning, their ability to learn new skills, and difficulties with everyday activities.