About this course
Research suggests that autistic individuals experience greater rates of anxiety than others their age without autism. In addition, autistic individuals experience high rates of depression and other co-occurring mental health conditions.
There is therefore a growing need to provide autistic people and those around them with greater knowledge, skills and understanding around the relationship between autism and positive mental health outcomes.
This course aims to help learners promote their own good mental health, celebrating individuality, strengths, and skills associated with autism, as well as recognising when you may need extra support.
We will provide you with the knowledge and tools to understand autism and mental health through the lens of monotropism, exploring interoception and sensory overload, mental fitness, risk factors for autistic burnout, and strategies for self-care.