Peer Support Group

We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month, drop in any time between 7pm – 9pm at the Brighthelm Centre Cafe.

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Volunteering Opportunities

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Adults can have ADHD too!

ADHD Aware is a small organisation based in Brighton which has been run by volunteers for the last 7 years, supporting adults living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). With this new website, we aim to offer support for adult ADHD both locally and nationally.

We operate a monthly unstructured ‘Peer Support Drop-In‘, so that we can all relax and share in the company of people who understand one-another.
We also offer regular facilitated and structured ‘Focus Group Sessions‘ – on a booking only basis. This is an opportunity for our members to come together and share information, advice and personal experiences, with the potential to tackle some of the core issues of living with ADHD. For more information about our support meetings, please see the ADHD Support Group page.

Our aim is to show our members they are not alone.


Do I Have ADHD?

We have listed some of the most common behavioral symptoms of ADHD to give you some further insight.

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Why go to a support group?

Find out all the benefits of going to a peer support group, such as finding out information about access to services, share coping strategies and meet people who understand you. 

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Testimonials

“The group has made me feel much less isolated. Spending time with a group of neurodiverse people is a very reassuring break from normal life where you are somewhat of an outsider."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Volunteering at ADHD Aware has helped me to shrug the feeling of helplessness that I'd been suffering in silence with.

When I see the positive impact I can have on people by giving them the right bit of advice or often just by listening to them, it gives me a sense of purpose."

"I've found by coming together to share our knowledge and experiences of our condition, I'm far better at understanding and supporting myself and those around me."

"Being unable to rely on myself to consistently perform tasks gave me a huge amount of anxiety around work.

The understanding and compassion of the fellow volunteers at ADHD Aware removed that anxiety, allowing me to focus on the task at hand instead of just worrying and getting frustrated about my weaknesses.

Knowing that everyone was behind me and wholly supportive allowed me to develop my strengths, giving me the confidence to get back into work!"

“It has helped me live to positively with ADHD. The group helps me to understand me.”

"When I'm at the group I can be honest in a way that normally can't be.
If I tell someone without ADHD that today it took me will 12:30 to get out of bed I'd probably get told "Get out of bed earlier." At the meetings though, people's advice comes from understanding and personal experience meaning it actually helps!

So, put a big glass of water by your bedside and drink it the moment you get up! You won't regret it! Best bit of advice I've ever gotten!"