Information on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health problems can be more common in people with autism than in neurotypicals. Conditions such as anxiety, depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be prevalent.

https://www.autism.org.uk/about/health/mental-health.aspx

Talking Space Plus is a free NHS service and offer talking therapies. You can self-refer to the service. They offer talking therapies for Depression/Low Mood, Anxiety, Panic, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health Anxiety, Phobias, Insomnia, Low Self Esteem, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/talkingspaceplus/

Oxfordshire Mind offers a variety of services. In Oxfordshire they offer groups and workshops, peer support, information, a benefits service and housing. https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/what-we-do/

The national Mind website has a lot of information about mental health conditions and some suggested coping strategies. https://www.mind.org.uk/

Meditation

Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/

Headspace is meditation app to help practice mindfulness meditation. The first 10 sessions are free then there is a subscription cost. https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

There are lots of free mindful mediation videos on YouTube.

Mental Health Services

For information on mental health and wellbeing please click on the links under the section titles for more information.