I thought this might be a good post to write as it shows where I am getting my support from outside of my family circle. Hopefully, the following suggestions may help you or someone you know.
1. Mind (https://www.mind.org.uk/) – Mind is a charity who focus on helping people who have mental health conditions. They provide advice and support and also offer various group activities to get involved in to help socialise and make friends. They have local offices based all around the UK.
2. Elefriends (https://www.elefriends.org.uk/) – A social media website ran by the Mind charity. The site is a good way to grow a support network with people who have also experienced mental health issues.
3. MAIN (https://www.iammain.org.uk/) – Based in County Durham and Cleveland in England, this charity offers support to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They have a Post Diagnosis Support Service which I have personally found to be especially useful.
4. National Autistic Society (https://www.autism.org.uk/) – This UK based Charity offers help to those with autism, but their website is also a great tool for finding information about what support you are entitled to as someone on the spectrum. The community forum is also a great way of communicating with others who have ASD.
5. My Depression Team (https://www.mydepressionteam.com/) – This worldwide based social media site is a great way of getting in contact with others who understand what you are going through as someone with a mental health problem. You can actually add people to your “team” and build yourself a social circle who can help you through those tough times.
So those are the sites and charities who help me through everyday life. I really hope they come in handy for those of you who might need some extra help.
If you can suggest any other sites or charities that you have found useful, please share them in the comments below.