ADHD Aware is a Brighton based organisation of volunteers committed to supporting adults living with ADHD.
Previously ADHD Brighton, the Brighton Adult ADHD Support Group is a small organisation in an ADHD charity partnership, and has been run by volunteers supporting adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for 7 years. 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 structured 'Focus Groups' on a booking only basis. This is an opportunity for our members to come together and share advice and personal experiences with the potential to tackle some of the core issues of living with ADHD.
Our aim is to show our members they are not alone.
“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!"