New service launched supporting young people with Autism

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New service offering wellbeing and employment support for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Mid and North East Essex Mind are pleased to open their Connect Service open to young people aged 16 – 19 years with Autistic Spectrum Disorder looking for employment or wellbeing support.

This innovate new service works alongside young people to assess and identify the areas that may be impacting on their confidence and self-esteem.

Specialist therapeutic support is available on a 1:1 basis or in groups and sessions will allow young people to explore and overcome any difficulties they may be facing to improve their confidence and emotional resilience. The Connect Service will also offer bespoke Social Skills Training, Young People’s Forum and mentorship programme.

Furthermore, young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder can access support to go into further education; brush up on interviewing skills and CV writing and explore employment opportunities. The Connect Service is also able to engage with prospective employers in order to negotiate and agree suitable environment and practical support within the workplace.

Audrey Haggis, Service Operations Manager for Mid and North East Essex Mind said ‘Support from our new Connect service will allow young people to reach their full potential, improve their mental health and wellbeing and access employment opportunities’

Funding for the service from North East Essex CCG was announced in March. For more information about Connect visit, call 01206 764600 or email