Here is a message form the Researcher looking at access to mental health services:
My name is Alison Martin and I am currently undertaking a M.A. in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University.
I would like to invite you to take part in my research study: Mental ill-health: self-reported barriers to accessing services for adults with autism.
You can contact me if you would like to take part in this research.
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The government have produced guidelines to ensure that people with autism receive ‘the right support at the right time’ during their lifetime.
My study aims to collect the views of people with autism/Aspergers Syndrome on how they access support when they have periods of mental ill-health, for example, depression, anxiety.
It also aims to identify any improvements that could be made to local services; it will not have the power to make any changes but information from this study will be shared with the Local Autism Strategy Group with a view to making better use of the services that exist.
I am looking for participants who are aged 16 years or over and able to give their own informed consent. They will have a diagnosis of autism and no intellectual learning disability.
There is an information for participants sheet with further details of the research study, including the link to the on-line survey, should you be interested in participating.
Thank you for your time.
I would be happy to meet with and talk to anyone interested in taking part if they would prefer.
Printable details about this research Mental health service access information for particpants