Adults with mild or moderate learning difficulties identified a need for more opportunities to access appropriate emotional support.Materials and Methods:
A narrative literature review was undertaken. Factors associated with dealing with emotional unrest, such as self-esteem/self-awareness, a person's attitude to having learning difficulties, emotional competency and friendship issues are discussed.Results:
The review provides evidence that emotional unrest exists but receives little attention from supporters due to an emphasis on practical issues associated with an inclusion agenda. The review highlights a lack of research on emotional support for adults and explores reasons for this.Conclusion:
The value that people with learning difficulties place on support from others with learning difficulties, that is peer support, emerges as a theme and an argument is presented for further inclusive research in this area.