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If you are from the media and are interested in information or expert comment on any aspect relating to learning disabilities, please contact our dedicated Press Office on 020 7803 1110 or press@mhf.org.uk, or visit the Mental Health Foundation media page.

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Latest News and Press Releases

26 November 2014

Report shows unacceptable care of those with learning disabilities in assessment and treatment units

Once again the media are reporting stories of neglect and shortcomings in the care of people with learning disabilities.

01 July 2014

Jon Snow backs need for media responsibility in representing learning disabilities

We are calling for a change to the language used about people with learning disabilities and the way they are represented on TV and on radio.

15 May 2014

Support to help children with complex health needs overcome the barriers to ‘An Ordinary Life’

The Foundation is launching a package of new support materials to raise awareness of the aspirations of children with complex health needs and their families

12 May 2014

People with learning disabilities are under-supported to live mentally healthy lives

Today the Foundation is launching a report revealing people with learning disabilities are continuing to struggle to access mental health support.

30 April 2014

Response to the Learning Disability Census

Jenna Pulley responds and shows how the great work we're doing could help so many families

04 April 2014

Everyone has the right to work

New guide to help adults with learning disabilities find paid employment

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