Consultation on Autism and Mental Health

The South Hampshire Branch of the National Autistic Society, working in partnership with Hampshire Autism Voice, are undertaking a consultation about mental health services for children, young people and adults with autism. The consultation is being funded and supported by Healthwatch Hampshire. (Please note this consultation is about mental health services and not about your personal health issues nor the process of getting an autism diagnosis).

There are 3 ways you can contribute to this consultation.

1. Online Survey

This short survey will take 15-20 minutes to fill in. There are 2 surveys available:

This survey is for any child or adult with autism who has accessed or tried to access mental health services in the last 3 years - CLICK HERE

This survey is for parents, carers and professionals who have accessed or tried to access mental health services in the last 3 years on behalf of their child or adult with autism - CLICK HERE

A paper copy is available for those who are not comfortable using the online version. Please contact if required.

The results of this survey will be made available on our website in due course and will be fed back to Healthwatch Hampshire, the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board and local Clinical Commissioning Groups. Your contact details will not be circulated to any third parties. The survey will close on 21 November 2016.

2. 1:1 Interviews

Do you have autism or Asperger syndrome? Would you like to be interviewed as part of this consultation?

We would like to consult with 10 adults who have autism or Asperger syndrome about mental health services.

If you:

  • Live in Hampshire (excluding Southampton, Portsmouth or Isle of Wight)
  • Have experience of using or needing to use mental health services in the last 3 years
  • Can spare 30-40 minutes to be interviewed on the phone (or in some cases to meet up)

Then please contact Kath Cornish, Autism Hampshire Community Access Project Officer, Tel: 02380 766162, Email

3. Attend a focus group

Two focus groups will be held, facilitated by Kath Cornish from Autism Hampshire. The first of these is at the NAS South Hampshire Branch's Support Group meeting on Monday 17th October at Bishopstoke Evangelical Church at 7.30pm and the second will be at Brunch Club in Café Dome, Brighton Hill Parade, off Sullivan Road, Basingstoke, RG22 4EH on Friday 21 October from 10:30am to 12:30pm ( Parents and carers are welcome to attend either group - refreshments can be purchased at both meetings.

Adult support services survey closed

This survey to gather your views about the need for an adult autism and your views about the Adult Support Service grant-funded by Hampshire County Council and provided by Autism Hampshire between APril 2014 and April 2016 was closed on 5th July. we received 99 responses, so if you contributed, thank you for your time! The results will be reported back to the HAV and published on this website in due course.

HAV Survey D - closed

Our education provision survey is now closed. We received an amazing response from over 200 people. We are starting our analysis and the results will be reported back to the HAPB, and published here in due course. Thank you to all who responded.

Reports of previous surveys

Reports of our previous surveys are available on the HAV Network - Survey page.

Can you assist us?

We are looking for the following groups of people below to participate in occasional surveys in order to gain your views on various aspects of how Autism is supported. This will be fed back anonymously to the HAPB.

Email is preferred but a postal option can be set up.

  • People with Autism
  • Families of people with Autism
  • Support Workers
  • Organisations that work with people with Autism    

With your help we can make sure that your views are represented and supported in the Hampshire Autism Strategies.

The database for contacts is continuing to be compiled. If you would like to take part in the surveys please email us at indicating which groups you represent.


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