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MHAPS: Theme Talk – Autism & Mental Distress

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

There are many misconceptions in society about what autism is. When seeking support, autistic people and those with a lived experience of mental distress often face stigma, discrimination, the lack of authentic peer support and the dominance of the ‘medical model.’ These factors make can it very difficult for people who are struggling to pursue and enjoy a full sense of ‘citizenship’ in today’s world.

Annie Southern PhD will outline the main features of autism and look at the ways in which it intersects with mental distress in general – using her own personal experience as someone with a later-in-life diagnosis of autism.

Details

Date:
November 20, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organiser

MHAPS
Phone:
(03) 365 9479
Email:
reception@mhaps.org.nz
Website:
http://mentalhealthadvocacypeersupport.org/

Venue

MHAPS
Unit 4, 357 Madaras Street
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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Phone:
(03) 365 9479
Website:
http://mentalhealthadvocacypeersupport.org/contact-us-2