ADHD Aware are pleased to announce a new peer support group for parents or carers of young adults with diagnosed or suspected ADHD.
This will be a support group for people who might want to pass on tips and strategies, or simply share their experience of parenting a young adult. There are a host of issues facing young people when they hit 18 and are deemed an 'adult' by society, not least the fact that the transition to adult status is hard for many people. Many young adults are dealing with their first time away from parents or carers, a first term at further education University or College, or in employment, without the supportive arms around them they have been used to.
Parents may be worrying how their loved ones are going to cope with all the extra pressures of setting off into a life of work, and living on their own for the first time, including budgeting, getting to lectures, appointments or to work on time; handing in coursework; cooking and generally fending for themselves in a new environment away from the comforts of home.
Whatever the issues, ADHD Aware will be offering monthly discussion about different things affecting young adults, as well as the usual themes around self esteem, behaviour and sleep issues, listening to individual experiences and exploring effective self care for parents and encouraging ways to find out what your young adults need and want.
We look forward to welcoming parents every first Tuesday of each month, 7pm-8:30pm over Zoom. To sign up please sign up to the ADHD Aware newsletter.
Parents of a young adults (18+) with ADHD / suspected ADHD.
We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7pm until 8:30pm.
All meetings are currently on Zoom but we are looking to restore face to face meetings at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD.