National Centre For Autism and Mental Health


BPS Approved Course – Online Practitioner Certificate in Autism and Mental Health.

An 11-day equivalent online training
And Part 1 of the Diploma Programme (next start date end of May 2024).

Are you seeking to increase your skills and knowledge when supporting autistic people with co-occurring mental health support needs?

This applied 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 (accessed via learning management platform)

    • 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

    • BPS approved Certificate

    •  Access to weekly reflective practice sessions (during term time)

    • Access to workbooks, worksheets, and resource packs for use in your own practice.

The Certificate is Part 1 of the BPS Approved Diploma in Autism and Mental Health which you can move onto following completion of the Certificate.

Part 1: The BPS Approved Certificate in Autism and Mental Health (11 Days Equivalent online 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 synaesthesia (2 days)

    • 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)

Course materials/products

As part of this course you will have access to:

  • Course Handbook

  • 12-week access to tutor led video recordings.

  • Course guide for each module

  • Workbook for each lesson

  • PDF Course Handouts

  • Downloadable articles

  • Downloadable worksheets and visuals

  • Tools/Strategies

  • Resource packs

  • Checklists

  • Spotting the Signs Tools

  • Screening Tools

  • Further reading/reference lists

Who is this course for?

The Certificate and Diploma Courses are  open to practitioners across several caring, social care/health professions and may include:

    • Psychotherapists

    • Psychologists

    • teachers

    • Counsellors

    • Carers

    • Occupational Therapists

    • Speech and Language Therapists

    • Social Workers

    • Doctors

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 Autistic people who experience co-occurring mental health conditions.

    • Access to supportive resources, skills, and approaches.

    • Increased awareness around your own practice.

    • Application of learning to practice.

    • Access to latest research and evidence-based approaches

    • Opportunity to specialise in the field of Autism and Mental Health

    • Opportunity to work as part of a practitioner’s network and receive referrals.

Next start date is End of May 2024.

  • Investment

    £1200 + VAT (inclusive of all course materials)

    For multiple bookings or for employer invoicing please call 07545 190915." Discounts available for multiple bookings.