Drumroll, please….we’re a charity!

We are delighted to announce that after starting as a group of people chatting in a pub over 10 years ago, ADHD Aware is now officially a charity! We’ve always been passionate about the mission of our organisation – to support adults impacted by ADHD – and we have spent the last 3 years actively…

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Introducing our new Facebook group.

ADHD Partners Peer Support Group is our new Facebook group, aimed at neurotypical spouses and partners of adults living with ADHD. An opportunity to share experiences, explore strategies, increase understanding and find support from others in a similar position. This is linked with our monthly group meetings on Zoom, held on the third Wednesday of…

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October is ADHD awareness month

ADHD Aware is pleased to join in solidarity with other ADHD organisations across the world as we celebrate ADHD Awareness month. During the month, we want to show the world that people with ADHD need more support, understanding and access to services. Over the past year there has been some progress, as more patients are…

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ADHD diagnosis and the “Right to Choose”

A diagnosis of ADHD in England has, up until recently, been a very tedious task. Children can very often be diagnosed through the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS) via school referral, however if you’re an adult then you have either private services, or your GP. Waiting lists for referrals to a diagnostician could…

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ADHD Aware Film: our members’ experiences of living with ADHD

ADHD Aware film launch 'Living with Adult ADHD' featured image showing a peer support group member who was interviewed

ADHD Aware, a Brighton based charitable organisation that runs peer support groups for adults with ADHD, is pleased to announce that we have produced a film that explores what it is like ‘Living with ADHD’. The challenges, unique skills and the impact of peer group support. Taken straight from footage of genuine users experiences who…

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The New Year of No Resolution

If you’re anything like me, ‘diet plans’ or ‘workout regimes’ are dirty words. Sometimes, seeing everything laid out in front of me in such a rigid way starts to give me a vague anxiety—“What if I forget bits? What if I get bored? Will I still do it? Is there even any point starting?” Leaving…

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New funding awarded from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund

ADHD Peer Support Groups over Zoom

ADHD Aware is a volunteer led Brighton based charitable organisation that supports people with ADHD. We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery. This funding will help us to continue to do our essential work providing peer support meetings for people…

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Launch of new ADHD support group for parent’s of children and young people

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ADHD Aware are pleased to announce a new peer support group for parents of children and young people with diagnosed or suspected ADHD to come together and share experiences, knowledge and strategies. We will be offering monthly discussion about different ADHD related themes including sleep, self esteem and behaviour support, listening to individual experiences and…

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COVID-19 support and resources

During these exceptional times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be an especially stressful time if you have are neurodiverse. Here is a list of support resources for practical support, mental health, and wellbeing. Support hubs https://covidbrightonhove.org.uk/ Food Please use food banks and deliveries responsibly https://bhfood.org.uk/category/directory-hub/food-banks/ https://www.eastbrightonfoodcoop.uk/ https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/help-residents-access-food-deliveries https://vamospaella.co.uk https://wwwaldi.co.uk/food-parcels https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/apr/14/how-to-turn-veg-trimmings-into-dinner– no waste https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/apr/03/anna-jones-simple-staple-recipes-for-lockdown– recipes…

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Support meetings now online with Zoom

Hope you’re all keeping well in these challenging times. In line with government guidelines, suggesting that we minimise social interaction, we are replacing all face to face support group meetings with Zoom online video meetings. This will affect all ADHD Aware support meetings going forward, so please DO NOT TURN UP AT THE BRIGHTHELM. This…

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