Facilitating Good Mental Health – The Workshops

In this activity, people with intellectual disability considered solutions or actions for maximising their mental health and wellbeing, supported by carers/family members. These ideas were considered by technologists and innovators who developed them into prototypes (whether technological or grounded in art-based and inclusive activities). These developments and their refinement was achieved through engagement between the participants with intellectual disabilities, their carers and relevant developers. The workshops were, therefore, co-creational in nature. During the later workshops, there was a chance to try out these solutions and to adopt them if desired. Some of these involved behavioural change, environmental management, and the use of technology through using that which is currently available in new ways/configurations.