Session: Mental Health Supports Across the Lifespan – Formal and informal mental health supports
Information and Resource List to Support Session Discussion
10 things the NHS must do about mental health and autism – Blog post, Autistica, 29 November 2017
- Collaborate with autistic people and their families to understand their experiences with services.
- Cover the mental health needs of autistic children, teenagers and adults, including older
- Explain how mental health problems can look different in autistic people compared to
- Address the increased and unique risk of suicide amongst autistic
- Emphasise that we should not ‘just accept’ the mental health problems that autistic people
- Recognise that each autistic person is different. Support should be personalised to their
- Begin by identifying what has worked for autistic people
- Ensure future research into mental health and autism is adopted into
- Get the support of NHS leaders – to ensure the pathways become reality quickly across the
- Do more than just diagnose people with autism. The NHS should not leave autistic people experiencing mental health problems
Autistica- Autism and Mental Health: A guide to looking after your mind
Portico. CANADA’S MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION NETWORK
Resources on mental health for autism and other developmental disabilities, including a guide for families and caregivers.