"I was diagnosed as autistic a year and a half ago, because I’d had lots of mental health crises over the years. And in accessing quite major crisis counselling as a mum with a very tiny baby, they said ‘How have you ever been diagnosed like this?’ And I'd been waiting for two years for an assessment...In that two year lag, I'd got to crisis point. The two years that my children had a mum who really wasn’t coping just wasn’t good for our family. "