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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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    Display says Sth Yorks at the moment :-)
  1. DLA

    KateBall - Got ours on Saturday - re-read last time's and I can't see that much has changed so will be repeating most of it - good luck and have a large or :wine:
  2. obsession-rune scape

    Runescape rules in our house too ... J not allowed on before school and we have to start getting him off at least half an hour before we really need him to finish IYKWIM!
  3. Leaving forum Goodbye everyone :(

    Aw take care H. I'll be praying for you :pray::pray::pray:
  4. Parental Advice for Annual Review....

    Why not rant in bullet points and then shuffle around into headings and then tone down the language!!!
  5. Areas You live

    ... die in Castleton as the locals say!!!! South Yorkshire here although Home Counties originally :-)
  6. im absolutely distraught

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  7. Just have something special to share

    Thanks H - I enjoyed that It starts at 1:20 if that helps
  8. Claiming benifits

    They told us that it needed to be higher rate for the child tax credits to increase
  9. What's your favourite book?

    Ditto Loads of books read by yours truly - must be where J gets his prolific reading habits from ... Teenage years ... anything by ... Gerald Durrell Agatha Christie Jean Plaidy - learned a lot of history from her! Victoria Holt Catherine Cookson Daphne du Maurier Ngaio Marsh Dorothy L Sayers Ruth Rendell Neville Shute Moved on to ... Alastair MacLean Dean Kootz Robert Ludlum PD James Dick Francis James Patterson John Grisham Now reading anything by ... Patricia Cornwell - Kay Scarpetta series Minette Walters Lee Child Tess Gerritsen Kathy Reichs and just discovered PJ Tracy If I could pick three ... On the Beach by Neville Shute Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Lord of the Rings by Tolkein
  10. Awww....and all they want for Christmas is.....

    J for the first time ever has actually asked for something ... a Wii - I have consequently been trawling the shops/net to try to get one. Finally ordered over the internet on Friday afternoon - just hope it arrives ....
  11. I keep coming across this

    Those with AS fret and worry Those with HFA couldn't care less My own personal hypothesis Should have been here for the evening of fretting on Monday when I booked a train ticket online for hubby and he had to collect it from a ticket machine .... had to write down the instructions and go over it so many times I lost count. Eventually found a flash movie of how to collect them ... !!! Came home on Tuesday night pleased as punch cos he was able to show some young lads how to use the machine!!!
  12. The Emergency Review...

    Just don't put a keg of gunpowder under the LEA man's chair - the one next to him will do
  13. IEP targets

    Don't you have to sign the IEP to say that you agree with the targets? You can always say that you feel that they need to be more specific. If you get no joy from the senco then speak to the head about your concerns ( if the meeting doesn't go well make sure you tell the senco that you will do this - so they don't feel you are going behind their back) After that then it's up to the SEN governor - but hopefully the senco will see that these are objectives rather than targets and that you need the IEP to show the steps that G needs to take to attain the objectives.
  14. A BIG BIG THANK YOU to Admin & Moderators :D

    Thanks from me too :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
  15. Perspectives on Autism Conference

    Just found out about this today ... missed the earlybird price Details and booking form here http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/fac..._on_autism.html