Useful information for people with Autism and their families
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting all our lives. You may be feeling worried, frustrated or bored and social distancing and self-isolation can be really hard to deal with. Changes to the way we live day-to day and the sensory challenges of increased hygiene practices only add to the anxiety of the situation and this can have a big impact for people on the autism spectrum.
Although services are not being delivered as normal, organisations are continuing to provide support over the telephone and online to help you to look after your mental health and well-being. There are also helpful resources and websites to help you during this time of uncertainty.
For more information on the services available in Hertfordshire:
Need help now?
If you need help in a mental health crisis
Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust (HPFT) Mental Health Services
Call our Single Point of Access (SPA) Tel: 0300 777 0707 from 8am - 7pm
Alternatively, call the Out of Hours Helpline Tel: 01438 843322
Herts Mind Network – Mental health helpline
Anyone experiencing mental health distress can call the Crisis Helpline for emotional support and signposting. You also can call if your mental health is impacted by the current Coronavirus outbreak. Available to provide emotional support 24 hours a day, every day of the week. To contact the helpline please call us on 01923 256391
We support people living with autism in Hertfordshire to enable them to realise their full potential.
Hertfordshire All Age Autism Partnership Board members have representation from a wide range of groups and organisations as well as people who are autistic, their families and carers.
We're looking to recruit more people with autism to help make Hertfordshire a better place to live for all people of all ages with a diagnosis of autism.
Full Partnership board
Business executive group
Business steering group
Scrutiny report 2018
My Health Purple Folder
In consultation with autistic people, carers and professionals, Hertfordshire All Age Autism partnership board have produced a document for people to record information about themselves to use when attending health appointments to help them recall information when asked.
My Health Purple Folder for people on the Autistic Spectrum (90 Kb) Opening in a new window
Guidance for managers
Hertfordshire Autism Workforce Development Guide (PPTX 316kb) - information on how to recognise behaviour and what to do to deliver a positive experience to customers, patients and autistic colleagues on how to recognise behaviour and what to do to deliver a positive experience to customers, patients and autistic colleagues.