Crisis planning around mental health concerns in adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum - In Focus Family Workshop - NETLEY
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General Family Workshops are presented in a group that aims to develop the participants’ understanding relating to the autism spectrum. Presented by experienced professionals from across different teams within the organisation, and with individuals on the autism spectrum, participants will develop a greater understanding of many topics through interactive, engaging and practical workshops. For free sessions, participants must either be autistic or be a partner or a family member of someone on the spectrum.
In Focus Family Workshops are unique workshops presented to small groups of participants by relevant therapists, which allows for specific questions and scenarios to be discussed. Sessions focus on a specific topic and aim to develop the participants’ knowledge and understanding of that topic, and provide participants with tailored strategies that can be used, and relevant to the participants’ setting.
NDIS funding may be used to access these workshops. Please register online and complete all additional questions regarding your, or your child/ren’s/family members, NDIS plan.
The Autism SA team will follow up if any additional information is required.
Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder and can present in many ways. For a significant number of adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges can arise and heavily impact on everyday life.
This session, presented by Autism SA’s lead Behaviour Practitioner with extensive experience in mental health and crisis prevention, will specifically look at mental health in the context of autism.
Content covered will include:
• How mental health concerns can present in adolescence and adults on the autism spectrum;
• Practical strategies to support wellbeing and reduce mental health concerns;
• Signs that an adolescent may have suicidal thoughts;
• Practical strategies on how to respond to suicidal thoughts and behaviours; and
• How to help support mental health in the short and long term.
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