My sons anxiety is preventing him from being able to work and engage in life. When he tried to get help from his GP and asked to go back on meds for his anxiety he was given a talking therapy leaflet. Tonight he had a wobble and called the surgery and they promised to call back which they didn't and obviously he expected the call. I'm at a loss as to how I can help him, he refuses to return home or any where near home, I feel so helpless. In the past he's had bad meltdowns and called me to help him, I'm so far away so I called his local mental health crisis center, they couldn't help because he wasn't known to them and told me to present him to either A and E or the police. I need guidance please on how I can help and support my son
Hi - welcome to the group. I'm autistic, and I have anxiety and OCD. My GP wasn't helpful at all when I tried to get help with my mental health and a referral for an autism assessment, so I self-referred online to my NHS mental health service. It was the mental health nurse who assessed me that really helped me to get the support I needed.
You could also try calling the National Autistic Society helpline - their contact details are here: www.autism.org.uk/.../contact-us.aspx