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This is an ever evolving page of resources suggested by people who identify with the neurodiverse community focusing on Mental Health.
The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum by Jeanette Purkis, Dr Emma Goodall, and Dr Jane Nugent
Two of the authors are on the autism spectrum themselves and, as a result, this book provides an insightful and understanding guide for autistic mental health and wellbeing. This is a fantastic and easy to read guide covering many different topics, from anxiety and depression to the value of pets and helpful strategies to aid in mental health and wellbeing.
Comorbid Mental Health Conditions
A free to download workbook designed for and by teenagers with ADHD with the ADHD Foundation. It covers a lot, from the struggles to the positives of having ADHD. In the booklet you will find many different sections, such as: The A to Z of ADHD and A Letter to a Younger ADHDer. However, the book has many pages focusing in on coping skills, such as:
- The Art of Calm which is “a guide on how to keep cool, calm and collected, when a ARGH moment strikes.”
- Dealing With It which explore ” four challenges of ADHD: Anxiety, Anger, Stress and Frustration and offer[s] some thoughts on how to deal with them,”
- Phone: Friend or Foe which looks at ways our phones can help us “keep on top of our ADHD” and how to manage how they can be tools for procrastination.
- It even has A Quiet Colouring Page just for some simple and immediate mindful relaxation.
‘Stories that Never Stand Still’ [is] a book celebrating what’s amazing and annoying, fun and funny, incredibly inspiring and wonderfully weird about ADHD. Sharing stories, struggles and achievements, this book gives you an opportunity to learn or remind yourself about the positives of having an ADHD brain.Dr Tony Lloyd – CEO ADHD Foundation
Talking About & Identifying Emotions
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)
Suggestions & Recommendations
We hope you find what you need here, but as Practical Neurodiversity is a really new project and because neurodiversity is so expansive, we will unfortunately not have resources on every topic; so, if there is something you see elsewhere that you feel we should add or if there are resources you would like us to help you find, just let us know by using the form below.
As we update and categorise this list some resources may be mentioned more than once due to their overlap between context and certain resources may appear under multiple subheadings of neurotype due to the complex overlaps between neurodiverse ways of experiencing and knowing the world, and we also just want to make sure you are able to find what you are looking for too.