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      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   Depression and other mental health difficulties are common amongst people on the autistic spectrum and their carers.   People who are affected by general mental health difficulties are encouraged to receive and share information, support and advice with other forum members, though it is important to point out that this exchange of information is generally based on personal experience and opinions, and is not a substitute for professional medical help.   There is a list of sources of mental health support here: <a href="http://www.asd-forum.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=18801" target="_blank">Mental Health Resources link</a>   People may experience a more serious crisis with their mental health and need urgent medical assistance and advice. However well intentioned, this is not an area of support that the forum can or should be attempting to offer and we would urge members who are feeling at risk of self-harm or suicide to contact either their own GP/health centre, or if out of hours contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or to call emergency services 999.   We want to reassure members that they have our full support in offering and seeking advice and information on general mental health issues. Members asking for information in order to help a person in their care are seeking to empower both themselves and those they represent, and we would naturally welcome any such dialogue on the forum.   However, any posts which are deemed to contain inference of personal intent to self-harm and/or suicide will be removed from the forum and that person will be contacted via the pm system with advice on where to seek appropriate help.   In addition to the post being removed, if a forum member is deemed to indicate an immediate risk to themselves, and are unable to be contacted via the pm system, the moderating team will take steps to ensure that person's safety. This may involve breaking previous confidentiality agreements and/or contacting the emergency services on that person's behalf.   Sometimes posts referring to self-harm do not indicate an immediate risk, but they may contain material which others find inappropriate or distressing. This type of post will also be removed from the public forum at the moderator's/administrator's discretion, considering the forum user base as a whole.   If any member receives a PM indicating an immediate risk and is not in a position (or does not want) to intervene, they should forward the PM to the moderating team, who will deal with the disclosure in accordance with the above guidelines.   We trust all members will appreciate the reasoning behind these guidelines, and our intention to urge any member struggling with suicidal feelings to seek and receive approproiate support from trained and experienced professional resources.   The forum guidelines have been updated to reflect the above.   Regards,   The mod/admin team

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trekster   

Registration for Autscape 2015 is now open!

This is the eleventh annual Autscape event -- a combined conference and retreat for *and* by autistic people and their supporters.


Autscape is a conference with a difference. It is an autistic conference, rather than an event about autism. The environment and content are centred around autistic people's needs, interests and sensitivities. This year's theme is "Exploring Autistic Space". However, the programme is varied and some sessions will not even be about autism at all! All welcome, whether you self-identify as autistic, have an autism or Asperger's diagnosis, or even are non-autistic.

Location: Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0DE, UK.
Dates: Friday 21 August - Monday 24 August 2015.
Registration will close in mid July.

To see the fees and register, go to:
http://www.autscape.org/registration

The sooner we know about this year's participants and their needs the better we and the venue can cater for everyone, so please register as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the registrar, whose e-mail address you can find at the registration page:
http://www.autscape.org/registration

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Any idea when the programme will be available?

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trekster   

No news on the schedule as of yet, however registration is due to close within the next 8 days.

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Will anyone be leading any hikes up t'Three Peaks?

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trekster   

Best you ask on the autscape chat list free to join from their website.

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trekster   

Registration for the 2016 event is open now until end of July.

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