Our Group Discussions are a friendly environment to listen to other people’s experiences of living with ADHD, share your own stories and work together on solutions to common challenges we face in our society, with a different focus each month. At a group discussion, with the help of a professional facilitator members educate each other, share life stories and compile tips and perspectives on different aspects of life with ADHD.
We have run sessions addressing core issues of living with ADHD such as sleep, organisation, coping strategies, medication choices and managing relationships. In addition, we have run more exploratory sessions on topics such as: ADHD and women, LGBTQIA+ and gender; ADHD and neurodiversity, mental health and co-occurring conditions; ADHD and coming to terms with a diagnosis. Our group discussion topics are decided by members so we can ensure we are relevant and addressing real-world contemporary issues.
There is limited space and this is a facilitated discussion group, so please register to attend.
Our group discussions are for members of our ADHD Aware Support Group mailing list. Anyone with ADHD, or in the process of seeking a diagnosis for ADHD, is welcome. You do not need a diagnosis, but you must be seeking a diagnosis if you do not have one. However we ask that you do not bring anyone who is not affected by ADHD and do not bring anyone under 18. If you are questioning if you have ADHD, instead try our drop-in.
When & Where?
Zoom: Third Tuesday of each month 7pm-9pm.
Face to face: Fourth Tuesday of each month 7pm-9pm at:
Brighton & Hove Foyer – Sanctuary Supported Living, Pelham St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton, BN1 4FA.
Visit the events calendar to find out when the next face to face or online Group Discussion is taking place.
RSVP required. Click the link to join the mailing list to receive the meeting invite. We send the newsletter via email and SMS on the 1st of every month at 12pm. We have limited spaces and this meeting often sells out, so please look out for the newsletter.
Discussion groups provide real insight into how people with ADHD live. There is a chance to learn about the latest ADHD info from our volunteer team, as well as hear from people from all walks of life discuss shared aspects of ADHD. People say that discussion groups give them a real chance to receive help and to help others.
Examples of previous topics:
- Emotional regulation
- Organisational skills
- Time keeping
- Anger managment and feeling overwhelmed
- Navigating hierarchies and work relationships
- Survivng Christmas
- Executive function
- Activities that help you to take care of yourself
- ADHD in conjunction with other co-occuring conditions
- Developing and maintaining friendships
- Employment Issues
- Hoarding and Decluttering
- Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
- ADHD: Nature, Nurture, or Both?
- Pros and Cons of Masking and Camouflaging ADHD
- Your physical health and ADHD
- Social Skills
- The Upsides & Downsides of ADHD Hyper-Focus