An international perspective of mental health services for people with intellectual disability
Internationally the trend in the direction of community integration has seen a move towards specialist community facilities and in-patient services for people with ID and mental health problems (Davidson and O'Hara 2007). The Mental Health in Learning Disabilities (MHiLD) Service and Estia Centre through their training, research and service development activities have collaborated with partners across several parts of the world to address the challenges that this brings to service providers. Some of our major partners have contributed to this chapter. They highlight the need to work in collaboration, to share knowledge and expertise and research ideas at a global level, to help shape and develop specialist mental health services for the bene®t of all individuals with ID wherever they may be.