Where has this year gone?! As 2018 gallops to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers and those who support us to provide our different events. In particular massive thanks and good wishes to founder, Jack Norwood who is stepping back from the group to pursue his own work. Good luck Jack and stay in touch!
This year has once again been successful: we have added to our services, increased our reach and people have told us they are happy with what we offer. The peer drop-in and focus information sessions have grown in popularity and depth of support and discussion. We added another monthly support meeting to our programme in August, aimed at Family, Friends and Partners and this has steadily gained momentum over the last few months. With this new website, finally nearing completion, we have reached out to ever more people needing reassurance, information and support. In early December we consulted with members asking about their experience of our services and received some amazing and moving replies. 80% of respondents told us they felt their mental health improved by being involved with ADHD Aware and one person commented (it has) “literally, changed my life!”.
Speaking on behalf of my fellow volunteers, it is these comments that make it all worth it!
Wishing you all seasons greetings and a very Happy New Year.
Linda Saltwell (Acting Chair)