Mental health, learning disabilities and autism


How to meet the needs of those using mental health services, and people with a learning disability, autism or both.

Updated 25 March 2020.


Guidance including PCR testing, legal support, patient, carer and family engagement, post-discharge winter funding, clinically vulnerable and patients of all ages, Grab and Go guide and C(E)TR planner.

Updated 24 January 2022.

Improving health

Further information on how to help people with a learning disability avoid preventable illnesses.

Useful resources

The FutureNHS collaboration platform workspace is open to those working in mental health, learning disabilities and autism services including the voluntary and independent sector.


Letters covering vaccine-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT), Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR), remote Mental Health Act assessments, visitation, 24/7 telephone support, advice and triage.

Updated 14 September 2021.