autism and mental health

How to Help


When thinking about ASD and ‘good mental health’ much of the emphasis is on providing the young person with the support they need to try to help prevent mental health difficulties from arising, known as the preventative approach. The following may help with this:

Understanding The Diagnosis

An 'Autism Friendly' Environment

Picking Your Battles

Preparing For Changes

Sleep Hygiene

Supporting Communication

Promoting Positive Relationships

Special Interests/Repetitive Behaviours

Communication Within Education

Emotional Literacy


Managing Energy Levels

Sensory Processing

You may also find some further information on the page of:

Learning Disabilities and Common Problems