Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

News & Events

Friday, August 31, 2018
The 2018 National Roundtable on the Mental Health of People with Intellectual Disability was hosted at UNSW Sydney in March 2018 and brought together 130 clinicians, academics and sector representatives to workshop recommendations to improve mental health services and outcomes for this population.
Friday, August 17, 2018
People with intellectual disability who are over 40 years old can take part in a study about ageing. Carers can also be involved. For more information please go to https://tinyurl.com/yctayqzj or call Liz Evans or Rebecca Daly on (02) 9931 9160.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
3DN is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Annual Report. Please click the cover image below to view the annual report.
Image - New e-Learning module is now available for disability professionals
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
“Supporting Mental Health in People with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders” The module aims to further understanding of autism spectrum disorder in people with intellectual disability and of the adaptations that may be considered when providing mental health support. It covers topics such as:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The research by UNSW 3DN, the Autism CRC, and the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University, explores why people on the autism spectrum are at significant increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts compared to the general population.  In a national sample, almost half of the participants aged 14-80 years with autism were in the clinical range for depression, and 36% reported recent suicidal ideation.  Loneliness emerged as a risk factor for depression and suicidal idea
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
This new publication interrogated the current representation of people with intellectual disability and recommended strategies to enhance the inclusion of intellectual disability in mental health policy. A policy analysis framework was developed that included context, stakeholders, process, and content.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The 2018 National Round Table on Intellectual Disability Mental Health, organised by the UNSW Sydney’s Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability, and our research partnerships team, was held yesterday at UNSW Sydney. Mental health for more than 400,000 people in NSW living with an intellectual disability was the focus of the roundtable.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The National Round Table on Intellectual Disability Mental Health is a full day’s event organised by the UNSW Sydney’s Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability, and our research partnerships team, to be held on 27 March 2018 at UNSW Sydney. 
Friday, March 02, 2018
See 3DN’s new publication examining factors associated with emergency department use and readmission after first psychiatric admission. This important data linkage work identifies several factors, including the presence of intellectual disability, which have a substantial bearing on acute health services use after initial admission to a mental health facility in NSW, Australia.

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