Authorities in Bury have created two videos to raise awareness that people with learning disabilities are more likely to experience poor mental health than others.

The videos also promote help for people with a learning disability to improve their mental wellbeing, and to share ideas with carers and support workers about how they can improve someone’s mental wellbeing.

Evidence suggests there are five steps anyone can take to improve their mental health and wellbeing, which are "connect with other people", "be physically active", "learn new skills", "give to others, be kind" and "pay attention to the present moment".

The videos have been produced by the NHS, the council’s public health team and The Bury People First Group using funding from NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board (ICB) in collaboration with Bury's NHS/ICB team and the public health team.

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Cllr Tamoor Tariq, cabinet member for adult care, health and wellbeing said: “People with learning disabilities go through the same feelings and emotions as anyone else but can face discrimination which can further impact their wellbeing.

“They go through mental wellbeing issues just like everyone else and might need an extra bit of help and support.

“The videos have been produced with them to show how they can look after their own mental wellbeing, and how carers and other support workers can also provide that help.”

The videos, along with further advice and support, can be found by searching "Mental wellbeing for people with a learning disability" on The Bury Directory's website.