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 affected by ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodiverse conditions. In response to the pandemic, we quickly moved all of our peer support meetings online. We wanted to show to our 500+ members that there was a continuity of service and we were there for them and it was very important that we did not cancel any support meetings. People with ADHD and other Neurodiverse conditions often more likely also suffer with mental health issues, and during the stressful times of the pandemic, through providing a safe space for users to connect and support each other, we have helped users with feelings of isolation and loneliness.
ADHD Aware runs four different monthly peer group meetings that cater to all different types of people affected by ADHD. This includes drop-in and topic discussion meetings for adults with ADHD (people who identify as ADHD), a drop-in meeting for Family Friends and Partners, and we have recently launched a new meeting for the Parents of Young People and Children with ADHD.
If you are interested in coming along to one of our support meetings, new members are very welcome! Take a look at our website for more information about our sessions and how to sign up. All our meetings are currently taking place on Zoom, but please follow our blog or join our mailing list to watch this space as we try and bring back face to face services.
This new funding is a great moral boost to everyone involved at ADHD Aware. We would like to thank our committee Treasurer, Katie for her hard work fundraising. We would also like to thank the Coronavirus Community Support Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund in partnership with the government for making this possible.