Mental health & Autism
Those of us with autism are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. This can be because there are fewer resources and support to help develop coping skills. Also, we can experience more negative life events, face stigma and discrimination from people and services. It’s really important that services are able to properly identify mental health problems, so people can get the right support at the right time.
Are you in need of support?
To find support in your area, call or email our InfoLine or contact us directly on 0300 330 5488.
Ambitious About Autism have information about making the most out of your visit to a psychiatrist. National Autistic Society have a directory of support for people with autism and mental health problems.
Guidance for professionals
We supported the National Autistic Society to create the guide below which aims to establish how to make mental health talking therapies better for autistic people.