european psychiatric association

Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities (MHID)

Section committee

PERERA Bhathika PERERA Bhathika, Secretary
COURTENAY Kenneth, Councillor
KRZOSKA Carolin, First Other Councillor
ELSTNER Samuel, Second Other Councillor


Section mission

This Section's mission is to:

Raise awareness of the mental health difficulties of people with intellectual disabilities and their assessment and management to all psychiatrists practising in Europe.

Section objectives

  1. To raise the issue of the mental health needs of children, young people, and adults with intellectual disabilities and their carers among psychiatrists in Europe
  2. To develop EPA recommendations on the psychiatric care of people with intellectual disabilities
  3. To promote research on mental health in intellectual disabilities
  4. To promote education in psychiatric training programmes on intellectual disabilities
  5. To work collaboratively with partner Sections of EPA on their relevance to people with intellectual disabilities
  6. To achieve the objectives through publication and academic meetings of EPA
  7. To collaborate with intellectual disabilities organisations and professional psychiatric associations in Europe

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