Sefton Asperger's service provides diagnosis and support for people living with Asperger syndrome from its base at the Hesketh Centre in Southport. We aim to provide specialist support for those people who may have previously fallen through the gaps by not being regarded as having a mental health problem or a learning disability.
Our person centred care uses creative interventions which help with the social and communication difficulties faced by people with Asperger syndrome, their families and care teams. Our team works with other services such as social services and local colleges to help support service users.
Anyone aged 18 years and over may self refer or be referred by another person for example a family member; GP or other mental health professional.
The Liverpool and Sefton Asperger's teams offer the following groups to people after a diagnosis and will form part of the care plan:
- Understanding Asperger syndrome
- Managing anxiety
- Social skills.