In the lead up to World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October, **Inspiring Scotland** writes:-
We are looking for parents and carers of Autistic adults and adults with a Learning Disability to take part in a survey that will inform understanding about accessing mental health services. The information will help Scottish Government and COSLA to improve mental health services. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO TAKE PART>>Take the survey: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=163290492796
the survey closes on 17th October 2021.
Scottish Government and COSLA are working with Inspiring Scotland to improve understanding of the issues faced by Autistic adults and adults with a Learning Disability in identifying mental health issues and getting help. This research is being carried out by Assenti Research. The findings will be used to improve mental health services. This survey seeks the views of parents and carers, additional research is being carried out with people who have a Learning Disability or are Autistic.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood.
Please note that the survey is about the person you care for and any experiences they may have had accessing mental health support services. The survey does not ask for any detail about specific mental health issues experienced, but some people may find the survey upsetting.
The research is anonymous and confidential. This questionnaire should take around 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback is returned directly to Assenti Research who are governed by the Market Research Society.
If you have any questions about the research or any difficulties taking part please contact Sinead 0774 0911976 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The survey closes on 17th October 2021.
If you or the person you care for are struggling with your mental health at the moment, you can get in touch with the following organisations for free advice and support:
Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. You can contact Samaritans free on 116 123. You can also find more information about Samaritans at www.samaritans.org
Breathing Space offers free and confidential advice for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety, whatever the cause. They can be contacted on 0800 83 85 87 (6pm to 2am Monday to Thursday; and 6pm Friday through the weekend to 6am Monday).
You can also find practical advice to help your wellbeing and mental health at Clear Your Head.