“The peer support group has helped me to live positively with ADHD.
The group helped me to understand me.”
A group of us began by informally running an ADHD peer support group for over 4 years, which was incredibly successful in its aim of supporting people living with neurodiversity. This peer group became very popular and quickly grew its membership. We’ve helped those people live happier lives and get access to the numerous services made available to people with ADHD so they can function and thrive with their neurodiversity.
ADHD Aware became a formally constituted group in 2015 and local charities TDC (The Trust for Developing Communities) and The Resource Centre, Brighton, have been helping us to get to this point. We now have over 250 members. As part of this process we developed a well thought out ADHD Aware code of conduct that everyone signs up to, to become a member.
ADHD Aware acts as a Management Committee to plan, fundraise and organise the drop-ins, focus group sessions, signposting, responding to emails and social media. We consult with members whenever possible to find out what events and activities people would find most useful and last year around 300 people benefited from our work. We are all volunteers and are always looking for interested people to get involved.
In 2017 ADHD Aware entered into a Brighton & Hove City Council funding partnership with local charity Brighton & Hove Impetus. Impetus’ neurodiverse ‘ASpire Project’ supports people living with Aspergers. This partnership brings some support, cross-working, office space and a small amount of funding. In addition, we have been supported by Sussex Community Foundation and notably the Arthur Green Fund. We are always on the lookout for opportunities to secure funding for our activities and professional facilitator. TDC employee Cal Chester, has kindly volunteered to run the 2018 Brighton Marathon for us this Spring! We will all try to get behind him and fundraise.
Welcome to ADHD Aware.