Alexithymia and Learning Disabilities


#1

Hi all
I am looking for any help regarding interventions to help people who struggle with understanding and identifying their own and others emotions. DBT type approaches don’t seem to be helpful if you find it difficult to identify how you are feeling (either by physical symptoms or emotions). any help or ideas would be welcome.


#2

Dear Sue,

Have you seen our emotional resilience information.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/learning-disabilities/publications/friends-life-guide

It has some interesting activities that have been developed for children that may need some support to understand feelings.

We also have an easy read guide which was coproduced with people with learning disabilities. Feeling Down – looking after my mental health

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/learning-disabilities/publications/feeling-down-looking-after-my-mental-health

You might find some of the easy read information of help.

Best wishes

Christine

Christine-Koulla Burke

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

and Inequalities Programme Lead

Mobile 07985 417808

Email
cburke@learningdisabilities.org.uk

Website
www.learningdisabilities.org.uk


#3

Hi Sue, why not contact Paul Isaacs. He’s interesting on this topic.

Chris