20 August 2020

Launch of MySigns...

a new digital mental health tool for people with intellectual disability

MySigns is a new digital tool that can be used to support the mental health assessment of people with intellectual disability and communication difficulties. MySigns can be accessed at MySigns and is free to use.

MySigns can be used collaboratively between people with intellectual disability, their carers and mental health clinicians. An animated explainer video can be viewed at MySigns YouTube

For people with intellectual disability and communication impairments, information about their mental health can be viewed through their behaviours, expressions and gestures that are unique to the individual.

However, usually only those who know the person well will understand the meaning of the person’s behaviours, expressions and gestures.

MySigns allows those who know the person well (e.g. their family and carers) to document and share what they observe with mental health professionals (who may not know the person well).  It may therefore assist mental health assessment, monitoring and treatment for people with intellectual disability.

To find out more visit MySigns