This week the government launched a mental health action plan with 25 measures that aim to help to put mental health on a par with physical health services. So what chance a similar action plan for health services for people with learning disabilities? When Nick Clegg announced the government’s launch of the action plan on Monday, he hailed it as a move to bring mental health “out of the shadows”. It was a bullish move and one that I hope will come to fruition. There is no doubt that the mental health action plan is long overdue. As someone who
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