Understanding Mental Health – The Workshops

People with intellectual disability have historically been passive in the conduct of their own lives, subject to the decisions and actions of others. Their voice has not been central to how they live their lives and they have often not been empowered to become active in maintaining mental health and wellbeing. This activity comprised three workshop meetings during which people with intellectual disabilities took part in facilitated discussions in which they explored their understandings of mental health and wellbeing. They also considered the causes of non-optimal mental health and identified way in which they were supporting good health at that time.