Learning disabilities and / or Autism


If you have a learning disability, you may be finding the COVID-19 outbreak stressful. You may be worried about changes that might happen because of it, including staying at home more. You may also be worried about your family or those close to you.

Below are some ways to look after your wellbeing. You can also visit the 5 ways to wellbeing page for further wellbeing tips.


Managing your emotions and keeping control

  • Keep a diary.
  • Learn relaxation techniques.
  • Create a plan with your carer for when you feeling anxious.

Hearing about COVID-19 and the changes it causes in your daily life might make you feel like you have no control or it might make you worried or scared about your health. These feelings are common. Try to speak to someone you trust such as a friend, family member or supporter.

If you are still feeling worried and want more help you can call the Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104.

Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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