Supporting Partners Drop-in Session

If you are living with someone who has been diagnosed with, or suspects they have ADHD, we are pleased to announce a re-launch of our Family, Friends and Partners (FFP) meeting for 2021. We have found that overall, it is partners of people with ADHD who have outnumbered any other group using the sessions over the last couple of years. It also means that the peer support we offer can be more focussed on the challenges for partners during the session. Therefore we are re-launching this session as:

Supporting Partners

If you or your partner know, or suspect they have ADHD, you are welcome to come along to our new ADHD Aware  Supporting Partners drop-in session, aimed at partners of someone with ADHD.

“It’s one thing to know there are other people out there going through the same things but another to hear it directly from them. There is not a lot of guidance to do with ADHD so sharing things that each have tried (some of which worked) is great. It’s very different talking to someone who lives with a partner with ADHD than friends/family…” 

Harriet from the group

In our sessions you can share stories of how ADHD can affect relationships. You love your partner and want to support them, but there are some challenges that can get in the way:

  • They can’t sleep or sleep at different times to you?
  • It is difficult to communicate about things without it being taken the wrong way?
  • They are sometimes prone to being angry and frustrated?
  • They spend hours playing games or researching on the internet?
  • They lose track of the time and are often late?

“Main issues? Where to start! Things being forgotten….financial disorganisation and more, but all of these can be worked around and are all offset by the positives.”

 Harriet from the group

We have found using Zoom so successful over the past few months that we will be using Zoom permanently for this meeting and we are making this meeting available to people on a national basis and not just people from the Brighton and Hove area.

As with all our meetings, this is an opportunity to meet people who are experiencing similar challenges, have similar lived experiences and ultimately, to share coping strategies and support. We have volunteer peer supporters and can usually offer a one-to-one session within the zoom meeting for those who feel they could benefit.

Who this meeting can help

People who have a partner (or husband/wife/spouse) with ADHD. For this meeting we are accepting new members, outside of the Brighton and Hove area.

This session is not recommended for people who have ADHD – they are very welcome to join our monthly Drop-In or Group Discussion sessions. If you have ADHD yourself, tell your nearest and dearest to come to this meeting! We are only as strong as the foundation of support that we have in our lives. 

When?

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7pm until 8:30pm

Where?

Online with Zoom.

How?

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the Eventbrite event invitations. Registration is required, and once you are registered we will send you the Zoom link with Eventbrite before the meeting starts.

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the Eventbrite event invitations. Registration is required, and once you are registered we will send you the Zoom link with Eventbrite before the meeting starts.

Any questions?

If you have any queries, please contact events@adhdaware.org.uk 

 

Volunteering opportunities

We are looking for a volunteer (neuro-typical or neuro-diverse) to support this group with a new private Facebook page. We have found that offering a closed Facebook group for our other services can help people to seek extra support and chat between monthly sessions. If you have a small amount of time and some social media skills, please get in touch we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Click here for our new ADHD and Relationships website pages