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 West Lothian, which can help you better understand the challenges neurodiverse people face and ways you can help and support yourself and others.  

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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

Child Development: concerns about my child – Royal Hospital for Children and Young People from the NHS

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


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



National Autistic Society 


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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