New Toolkit Equips Physicians to Support Mental Health in Adults with Intellectual Disability

Nearly 1 in 2 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience a mental health issue in their life. Often family physicians or primary care providers are the entry points to accessing specialized care and support. However, most family physicians or clinicians are not specifically trained to serve individuals with IDD.

A new online mental health toolkit, developed by the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program at Surrey Place, complements the Canadian guidelines on primary care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, aiming to bridge critical gaps in specialized support.

Learn more about this toolkit.

About Surrey Place

Surrey Place is a leading provider of services and support for individuals with confirmed or suspected developmental or intellectual disability. With over 60 years of experience in the field, Surrey Place is committed to providing exceptional care and support to help individuals achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

About Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is a program of Surrey Place, Toronto. The program aims to develop standards of care, resources and partnerships to improve primary health care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For further information, contact communications@surreyplace.ca (Surrey Place Media Relations).

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