Mental Health in Autism Stakeholder Event

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Mental Health in Autism Stakeholder Event

16 June 2017


Mental Health Autism (MHAutism) is a research group based at Coventry University, UK. Our research has shown that up to 66% of adults with autism contemplate suicide​, but there is little research into why this is the case, and how this can be prevented.

We are running a series of events to discuss how we can effectively assess depression and suicide risk in adults with autism, develop our understanding of the warning signs for suicide, and what support could reduce risk of suicide in adults diagnosed with autism.

This is the third event in this series, and will focus on what we can learn from our mortality review. We are conducting this review in collaboration with the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. The review aims to learn whether people with autism are at risk of dying by suicide in the UK, and what can be learned to prevent death by suicide. We are delighted that the Economic and Social Research Council, and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC EoE), are funding this event.

We invite you to join us at this free workshop, on Friday 16th June 2017, 12.30-4.30pm, at Coventry University.

This free event will bring together members of the autism community, those bereaved by suicide, charities, clinicians, and service providers, to discuss how results from the research could be implemented in practice. Refreshments and free parking will be available.

For more information please see here.

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