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ASD - Wellbeing

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What is wellbeing?

"Mental wellbeing doesn't have one set meaning. We might use it to talk about how we feel, how well we're coping with daily life or what feels possible at the moment." - mind.org.uk

“Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind and spirit. The realisation that everything we do, think, feel and believe has an effect on our wellbeing” - Greg Anderson

The wellbeing of people with autism can be affected. This might be because they struggle to identify their emotions and this can lead to mental health difficulties, such as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

Read more about autism and mental health difficulties from the National Autistic Society.

SENDIASS Factsheet - Mental Wellbeing Support 2020.docx

Useful links

Mind.org.uk have lots of tips to help with mental wellbeing.
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Big Life Journal UK has lots of resources to support growth mindset, resilience and confidence for children and young people.
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The HappySelf Journal might be able to support your child or young person.
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Wakefield Council have information on supporting children and young people who are struggling with their mental health.
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Last reviewed: 23/06/2021