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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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    Cris Hunt-Law, Registered Learning Disability and Psychiatric Nurse. Lives with my partner Matt who has Aspergers, and have two dogs Kane ( english bull terrier) and Martha ( spanish Husky) and new dog DODGE bull terrier. There you go :)Can be found on facebook 'Pola Bear' look for my picture and I add you xx
  1. Greetings dearest Friends, and accept my genuine sincerest apologies for not keeping in contact. As A RNLD Nurse I have been soo busy working supporting my partner Matthew who has Aspergers. So hellos to everyone who can remember me!! Ok I need help and advice, I am STILL searching for Supported Employment Services/Organisations that will assist my partner Matthew (22) into employment. This is a FOUR year search and still nothing!!! We live in the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border and looking for services that may assist locally or nationally!! Anyone who can help find me an organisation then please email me at crishuntlaw@yahoo.co.uk. Grateful for any help or guidance everyone can send me. Kindest Regards always dear friends Love POLA xxx
  2. Anyone up for a chat!!

  3. My Asperger MATT is X boxing (I hate it!!) X

  4. SERTRALINE,100mg

    Coming from a psychiatric nursing background I thinks it's important to always consult with your gp or outside agencies(MIND) etc when starting on any drug/medication. Medication can take a long time to be effective and each person is very different in what affect the medication it produces. ALWAYS be aware of any immediate changes physically or psychologically, it may mean dosage may have to reduced or a change in medication needed. But remember please!! Medication in all forms, is NOT the answer to all problems of a condition, the person has to work with the medication.
  5. Hello back again!!

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    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately the Disability Employment Advisor in Wisbech Job Centre Plus, doesn't offer that service at all, as few jobs for NT's let alone persons with Aspergers. I have written upon behalf of Matt to Large Employers ( supermarkets etc) hoping as they advertise disability employment rights, they may offer him some chance of work. It's a long and tiring process, we had two years of this in Glasgow and still nothing is changed. Hopefully someone out there may help, have a contact with an Asperger employment support agency so things may change!!
  8. Hello back again!!

    Hello back again! Haven't been on since over a year ago. Let me introduce us!!! Me I'm Chris a Registered Learning Disability and Psychiatric Nurse, and Matt ( my partner) has Aspergers. Moved from Glasgow back to England ( work commitments). Looking forward to meeting old and new friends. We live in Upwell area, nr Wisbech, Norfolk. Looking for anyone who has accessed any employment services for persons with Apsergers, ( Matt needs a job). Look forward to hearing from you out there, ' calling occupants of interplanatery craft'.........................
  9. Aspergers Employment

    Hello. My names Cris and I live my partner Matt ( Norfolk Area/Cambridgeshire border). I'm looking into employment opportunities for persons with Aspergers. My partner has Aspergers and would like to know of any such agencies that can help? Any information gratefully accepted. Also to meet genuine and honest friends xx Many sincere thanks to evryone Cris Hunt Law RNLD, RMN