Are you seeking to increase your skills and knowledge when supporting an autistic person with co-occurring mental health support needs?
This certificate and diploma in autism and mental health online training course will provide you with access to the most current research, skills, resources and evidence base when supporting autistic people with co-occurring mental health support needs.
Key features of the programme include:
Utilises a neuro-affirmative and neuro-informed (inside out) approach
An online programme
Complete at your own pace/time
Uses a wide range of learning materials/methods (videos, podcasts, resources, case studies, recordings, articles)
Informed by autistic voices
Can purchase individual modules (on demand) or
Certificate only or
Certificate and Diploma in Autism and Mental Health
Cert/Dip include access to weekly reflective practice sessions (during term time)
Access to workbooks, worksheets and resource packs for use in your own practice.
Part 1: The BPS Approved Certificate in Autism and Mental Health (11 Days Equivalent training)
What is included in the Certificate Progamme?
The Certificate includes 7 Modules providing a comprehensive introduction to Autism and Mental Health including:
Module 1: Understanding Autism and Mental Health issues (2 days)
Module 2: Core practitioner skills and adjustments to practice (3 days)
Module 3: Sensory awareness and regulation tools (1 day)
Module 4: Working with Alexithymia, masking and synasthaesia (1 day)
Module 5: Working with Autism and Anxiety (1 day)
Module 6: Working with Autism and Depression (1 day)
Module 7: Working with Autism and Demand Avoidance (1 day)
Part 2: The BPS Approved Diploma in Autism and Mental Health (Part 1 Cert + 11 day equivalent further training)
What is included in the Diploma Programme?
The Diploma includes the Part 1 Certificate programme plus an additional 7 modules/11 days equivalent Diploma training.
The Diploma provides practitioners with more advanced skills when working with autistic people with complex mental health conditions. This course will also require 10 hours group supervision in order to achieve the Diploma (which forms part of module 14 in the course programme).
Module 8: Working with Autism and OCD/Tics
Module 9: Working with Autism and BPD
Module 10: Working with Autism and Eating Disorders
Module 11: Working with Autism and Suicidal and Self harming behaviours
Module 12: Autism and ADHD and related conditions
Module 13: Autism, mental health and family-based work
Module 14: Reflective practice and supervision
Who is this course for?
The Certificate and Diploma Courses are open to practitioners across a number of caring, social care/health professions and may include:
Carers/Parents as Practitioners
Speech and Language Therapists
Allied Health Professionals
Benefits of attending this training:
In depth understanding of Autism
BPS Approved Certification in Autism and Mental Health
Ability to recognise the signs of Mental Health issues amongst autistic people
Knowledge around specific mental health conditions associated with Autism
Ability to adjust practice
Specific core skills for working with Autism and Mental Health
Access to specific tools and strategies
Increased awareness around your own practice
Application of learning to practice
Access to evidence-based approaches
Opportunity to specialise in the Autism and Mental Health field
Opportunity to work as part of a practitioner’s network and receive referrals