Workshops and events about autism

Understanding autism and mental health

1 and 8 February 2022, 12.30 to 2pm

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make managing certain areas of our lives more difficult, such as becoming distressed when there are changes to routine or finding certain situations anxiety provoking.

These workshops aim to help autistic adults understand their ASD and how it affects their mental health, whilst discussing ways to cope with common mental health challenges in everyday life.

2 sessions
1 and 8 February, 12:30- 2:00pm
Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

Enrol with us, free to join.
0118 937 3945
compass.opportunities@reading.gov.uk

Autism and social anxiety

15 February 2022, 12.30 to 2pm

Social interactions are a common source of anxiety for many autistic adults.

This workshop will explore social anxiety and look at workable strategies for managing social situations to help autistic adults do the things they want and need to do.

1 Session
15 February, 12.30- 2.00pm
Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

Enrol with us, free to join.
0118 937 3945
compass.opportunities@reading.gov.uk

Self esteem with autism

22 February 2022, 12.30 to 2pm

This workshop will focus on self-esteem for autistic adults.

We will look at self-acceptance and self-identity, as well as exploring strategies for how to manage negative experiences or reactions from others, whilst identifying and acknowledging your strengths.

1 Session
22 February, 12.30- 2.00pm
Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

Enrol with us, free to join.
0118 937 3945
compass.opportunities@reading.gov.uk

Supporting you to support autism

1 and 8 March 2022, 12.30 to 2pm

These workshops aim to support the family and carers of autistic adults in understanding ASD and support strategies for mental health and wellbeing.

We will explore:

  • how autism presents and how this can be linked to mental health challenges
  • how you can meet your own mental health and wellbeing needs when supporting others

2 sessions
1 and 8 March, 12:30- 2:00pm
Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

Enrol with us, free to join.
0118 937 3945
compass.opportunities@reading.gov.uk