Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may have to be changes in the way some of our services work. Please contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

The national suspension on visiting inpatient areas has been lifted. Please contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during Coronavirus pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe blood loss, serious burns, suspected stroke.

Information films

The films below have been made to give you information about public services. They talk about some of the unspoken rules which will help you if you need to use these services.

The films also contain information for professionals, about how they can help people with autism who use their services.

Communicating in the public sector

Communicating in the public sector transcript [docx] 18KB

Job Centre

Job centre transcript [docx] 17KB


GP transcript [docx] 17KB


Your child's school

Your child's school transcript [docx] 17KB

Social care

Social care transcript [docx] 17KB


Police transcript [docx] 16KB


University transcript [docx] 17KB

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