Peer Support Group

We run 3 different monthly meetings that provide a safe space for peer support.

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ADHD Awareness Month

Those who came along to our AGM last month will already know me, I’m Linda Saltwell, Acting Chair of ADHD Aware, since Jack Norwood stepped down during the summer.  I wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of the ADHD Aware Committee to recognise ADHD Awareness Month, 2018 and the progress that has been made.…
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How many things have you tried for Adult ADHD? Meeting Notes 25/09/2018

Thank you to everyone that attended the last group discussion meeting on 25/09/2018. This was one of the best and most interesting meetings we have ever had. During this meeting we listed all the different things people have tried to help with ADHD and to improve their quality of life. Then once we produced a…
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October 2018

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October 23, 2018
  • Group Discussion: 'Self Employment'

    October 23, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Brighthelm Church & Community Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD, UK

    RSVP required. Please see the group discussion meeting page for more information and for how to RSVP.

October 24, 2018
  • Friends, Family & Partners

    October 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Brighthelm Church & Community Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD, UK

    RSVP required. Please see the Friends, Family & Partners webpage for more information and how to RSVP.

November 14, 2018
  • Drop-in ADHD Meeting

    November 14, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD, UK

    For more information please see the ADHD drop-in meeting page.

November 27, 2018
  • Group Discussion: 'Parents with ADHD'

    November 27, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Brighthelm Church & Community Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD, UK

    RSVP required. Please see the group discussion meeting page for more information and for how to RSVP.

November 28, 2018
  • Friends, Family & Partners

    November 28, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brighthelm Church & Community Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD, UK

    RSVP required. Please see the Friends, Family & Partners webpage for more information and how to RSVP.

December 12, 2018
  • Drop-in ADHD Meeting + Mince Pies!

    December 12, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD, UK

    For more information please see the ADHD drop-in meeting page.

Our Mission is to Support Adults with ADHD

Neurodiverse peer support groups for Brighton, Hove & beyond.

ADHD Aware is a small organisation based in Brighton which has been run by volunteers for the last 8 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 hold three sessions each month: an unstructured Peer Support Drop-In;  an ADHD Discussion Group (on a booking only basis); and a Family, Friends & Partners support group, which is also a drop-in.

We organise the drop-in support groups so that we can all relax in the company of people who understand one-another. We share information and ideas with the chance to speak confidentially. The facilitated discussion groups are an opportunity for our members to come together and share information, advice and personal experiences around an agreed topic, with the potential to tackle some of the core issues of living with ADHD.

For more information about our support meetings, please see the Support Group Meetings pages.

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

 

Do I Have ADHD?

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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."

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.

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