Autism and Mental health short film

It is no secret that here, in Northern Ireland, our children and young people have the highest rates
of mental health difficulties in the whole of the UK
For our neurodiverse young people and adults these statistics are even harder to read…

84% of Autistic individuals meet full criteria for Anxiety disorder

Autistic individuals are unfortunately 9 times more likely to die by suicide

77% of young autistic adults had additional mental health diagnoses, including anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder

This year, let it be the year that we change in how we approach supporting our young people with their mental health, that we create a world that is accepting and loving for our neurodiverse individuals