Prioritising Mental Health

Autism and Mental Health: A review of specific issues and interventions

Description

A day to:

  • Explore the particular mental health needs most commonly linked to children with an ASD
  • Explore current research in this area, including more vulnerable groups of children
  • Provide participants with resources and strategies to use with this group of students
  • Inform staff how to signpost students/families to external support

Audience

SENCOs/Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and other professionals supporting children with an ASD and mental health related needs

Impact Statement

Pupils will:

  • have staff supporting them who can understand and support their mental health needs
Staff will:
  • be confident to manage Mental Health needs in students with an ASD, and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience and a range of strategies and resources to draw upon
Schools will:
  • have skilled staff to support this group of students, and signpost to other agencies as appropriate

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