This resource is a brief summary of the research programme and report 'Making us count' by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The research centred on four projects, covering a wide range of young people. The starting point for all the projects was the young people themselves – their thoughts, their feelings and their views.
The needs of family carers were also considered. Involving young people and carers in the research was seen to be key. While each project had different specific aims, the common threads were recognising the causes of mental health problems, identifying them, and accessing services to help with them.