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Neurodiversity

Being neurodivergent means that a person’s brain works differently than what is considered typical or normal  and sometimes it can be tough to fit into a world that doesn’t understand us well. Seeing the world in a different way can have a big impact a person’s mental health, and lead to feelings of low self-worth, social isolation, anxiety, depression, and stress.  

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, organisations, apps, podcasts, and services available in Edinburgh, which can help you better understand the challenges neurodiverse people face and ways you can help and support yourself and others.  

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to
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Factsheets  

These factsheets will help you better understand what neurodiversity is, and how our brains work in different ways. 

Autism and mental health from Mind

What Does It Mean to Be Neurodivergent? From Verywell Mind

CALM’S Guide to Neurodiversity from CALM

Resource Hub from the ADHD Foundation

Tips and information 

Here you will find tips and information on Neurodiversity and mental health

4 Tips For Practicing Mindfulness As Neurodivergent Adults from Medium

Organisations 

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to Neurodiversity.

S4ND 

AADD UK 

National Autistic Society 

ADHD UK 

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


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