The University of Glasgow, with assistance from colleagues at Lancaster University, the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick, have published a series of guided self-help booklets developed to support people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The booklets can be used with the support of family members, friends, volunteers and carers and are also suitable for social work and health professionals. The booklets are intended to give people with learning/intellectual disabilities an opportunity to talk through their feelings with people providing support to them. There is a guide accompanying each booklet, explaining how the content can be delivered.
This Self-help Booklet series is intended to help you to work in partnership with people who have learning/intellectual disabilities, to talk about their feelings and make plans for staying well at this difficult time.
Printed versions are available both to reach and include people with learning/intellectual disabilities who do not have internet access.
Find out more about how the COVID-19 Guided Self-help Booklet Series was developed here.
Access the Self-help Booklet Series online:
Coping with feeling down
Getting a good night’s sleep
Being active and staying well
Coping with anxiety
Order print versions of the Self-help Booklet series:
SCLD has also collated and produced further information and resources for and to support people with learning/intellectual disabilities throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. You can find out more here.