Mental Health and Learning Disability

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

The Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability welcomes all its stakeholders to a wide range of collaborative learning opportunities. Our over-arching aim is to improve the care of people with learning disability and those who have mental health problems.

Academic Programme

A growing team of specialist and highly qualified academics are engaged in the following core activities:

  • Leading and contributing to programmes and modules of study ranging from Foundation to Doctoral level.
  • Research, consultancy and knowledge transfer.
  • Contributing to the growth of business and international activities.
  • Research, teaching and scholarly activity that represents well the ‘broad church’ of practice and its evidence base.

The team consists of Art Therapists and Learning Disability and Mental Health Nurses, including a Professor of Learning Disability and a Professor of Eating Disorders. We are based over five University sites, including the Centre for Psychological Therapy in Primary Care. The Centre is led by a psychiatrist/psycho-analyst and its team includes researchers and counsellors. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about what we do.

For a list of programmes delivered by members of the department and the Faculty please click here.


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