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FED and ADHD meeting this Thursday 10th April !

SUPPORT FOR ADHD AT WORK EVENT…don’t miss out! Find out how with the Access to work scheme you can apply for funding to help you with your ADHD at work, including support such as ADHD coaching, CBT, and Support Workers. The Fed are hosting a special meeting especially for Adults with ADHD 10th April 6pm – 8pm @ Brighton (Sevendials). If you would like to come remember to RSVP!….see the link for more details or see the email invitation if you’re on the ADHD Brighton mailing list. http://aadduk.proboards.com/thread/7782/support-adhd-event-april-brighton

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ADHD – Mind, Brain and Body

The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) will host its 4th Congress in September 2014, entitled ADHD – Mind, Brain and Body, in conjunction with ENAA and APSARD. The conference will take place over 3 days, at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre which is situated between the City and the West End in London. Located on the North Bank of the Thames, it enjoys spectacular views towards the Tate Modern, the Globe theatre and the Millennium Bridge. The theatre will accommodate 600 people, and there will also be opportunities to attend parallel sessions throughout the event.

The conference will bring together internationally recognised experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan and highlight basic science and clinical research that contributes to our current understanding of ADHD as a lifespan disorder. Clinical services for ADHD during the transition years from adolescence to adulthood and for those newly diagnosed as adults are developing rapidly throughout many parts of Europe. The conference will build on this growing expertise by providing a uniquely European perspective that highlights the full range of functional, cognitive and mental health impairments, the impact that ADHD has on adolescent and adult mental health and the contribution to adolescent and adult psychopathology. This meeting will address important clinical and scientific questions relating to ADHD and will be relevant to anyone interested in the mental health of people from the adolescent years through to early, middle and later adult life.

This meeting aims to raise the level of awareness and knowledge among health care professionals about people with ADHD as they grow older; and to provide a better understanding of the causal pathways involved in the persistence of the disorder and the development of important clinical comorbidities. The program will be delivered by prominent opinion leaders, clinical experts and internationally recognised investigators and is designed to cover key topics relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD during the critical period from adolescence to adulthood. The selection of speakers is particular important so that the audience can hear directly from the most experienced professionals working in this rapidly developing area of clinical psychiatry.

The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) was established in March 2009 to provide support, education, research and training for mental health professionals working with adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). UKAAN was founded by a group of experienced mental health specialists who run clinical services for adults with ADHD within the National Health Service.

More information about the 4th Congress, and registration details are available on UKAAN’s website here.

UKAP – Reducing the costs of ADHD Across Education, Health and Care

UKAP (the UK ADHD Partnership) will host its first conference on Friday 4th April 2014. This one day event will take place at the Thistle Charing Cross Hotel, London, with a conference on ‘Reducing the Costs of ADHD across Education, Health and Care’ .

The aim of the meeting is to introduce, education, healthcare and allied professionals to the UKAP committee’s objective to raise the profile of ADHD on the political agenda in order that young people with ADHD gain better recognition and access to treatment across educational, occupational, youth justice and healthcare settings.

UKAP would also like to invite parents, carers other voluntary sector organisations and support groups who are working to support ADHD, to join them in their call to action which seeks to inform policy makers and authorities of the importance of early identification and intervention.

With presentations on the costs of ADHD, the impact on education, the family, the youth justice system, health service, accidental injury and driving, UKAP will consider what can be done to reduce the burden of ADHD on children, the family and more broadly in society.  The programme will include presentations by prominent opinion leaders, and internationally recognised clinical and educational practitioners.

This meeting will be relevant to all education and healthcare practitioners working with children and young people, together with allied professionals involved in multi-agency working including educational, occupational and youth justice settings, as well as commissioners and policy makers.

For more information and registration details see the UKAP website here.

Get Involved in a New Government Disability Strategy

Brighton Adult ADHD Group has been invited to contribute directly to a new cross-government disability strategy. The Government has published a discussion document with questions and Brighton Adult ADHD Group wants to gather your views, to make sure we represent the experiences of people with ADHD in Sussex.

To share your views please come to our discussion event. We will have a speaker from the Office for Disability Issues.

Date:  Wednesday 7th March

Time:  18.30 – 20.00

Location: The Brunswick Room, The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Light refreshments will be provided

For further information please contact Caroline Williams on 01403 733931

We want to talk about practical ideas that will make a real difference to your life. The Government has asked us to focus on three areas:

  • realising aspirations
  • increasing individual control
  • changing attitudes and behaviours

We have made a questionnaire with questions relating to each area that can be downloaded here. It would be helpful if you could fill in your responses before coming to the meeting, and bring them with you. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please email your responses as soon as possible to mail@adhdbrighton.org.uk

We will send a report of our event to the Government. They will look at everyone’s suggestions and work with disabled people to publish a new strategy later this year.

If you want to find out more visit www.odi.gov.uk/fulfillingpotential

1st International Congress for the European Network Adult ADHD

22nd – 23rd September 2011

Location: Central London

The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) will host the 1st International Congress for the European Network Adult ADHD. The 2-day conference on the 22nd and 23rd September 2011 will be located in Central London in a beautiful venue overlooking the River Thames which will accommodate 462 delegates in a Lecture Theatre.

The conference will bring together internationally recognised experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan and highlight basic science and clinical research that contributes to our current understanding of ADHD as a lifespan disorder. Clinical services for ADHD during the transition years from adolescence to adulthood and for those newly diagnosed as adults are developing rapidly throughout many parts of Europe. The conference will build on this growing expertise by providing a uniquely European perspective that highlights the full range of functional, cognitive and mental health impairments, the impact that ADHD has on adolescent and adult mental health and the contribution to adult psychopathology. This meeting will address important clinical and scientific questions relating to ADHD and will be relevant to anyone interested in the mental health of people from the adolescent years through to early, middle and later adult life.

More information including the programme, speakers, and registration details are available here

Did we mention Bedford?

There’s a regular meeting for adults with ADHD at the MIND Wellbeing Centre, 3 Woburn Road, Bedford MK40 1EG. It is from 4:30 to 6:30 pm every two weeks, the next meeting is on the Thursday the 14th of April. Contact Neill: 

New(ish) groups

There are groups around the place that have started recently – we don’t necessarily have a full meeting schedule for them but get in touch directly if they’re in your area…

The next Edinburgh meeting will be at Espresso Mondo 116 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, contact the local group for date and time and the next Glasgow one Costa Coffee, 205 Sauchiehall Street, again contact the local group for date and time but usually the second Saturday in the month

And there one in Southampton on the morning of the 7th of April more details here.

Manchester:

Held on the second Monday of every month (unless otherwise notified).

The purpose of the group is to allow anyone with an interest, from those with ADHD to relatives and professionals, to share their experience in an informal setting for the benefit of all.

In future meetings we might have a guest give a short presentation on any subject of interest to the ADHD community – this will be followed by our usual free for all discussion.

We understand that you may be a bit shy and not want to come on your own. We are very welcoming and inclusive so you won’t be left on your own in a corner.

Doors open around 6:30PM for a 7:00PM start and finishing at 9:00PM.

For more information contact Dave on 07976 208840 or adhdfriendly@live.co.uk

Or click here for Dave’s web page.

Meetings coming up…

Meetings coming up:

The central London Adult ADHD support group is on Tuesday the 5th of April in Costa Coffee Argyll Street (round the corner from Oxford Circus, not too far from the London Palladium). 7 pm to 9 pm. More details here:

Central London ADHD adults’ meeting

The Bristol & South Wales meeting is on Thursday the 14 of April 7 – 9 pm. More details here (if it says ‘March’ come back a bit later when it is updated!):

Bristol & South Wales ADHD adult’s meeting

The Harrow (north-west London) meeting is as per usual 8 – 10 pm on Monday the 11th of April. More details here:

Harrow ADHD adults’ meeting

There is also a new group in Bedford, details to follow. Hopefully, as we get used to this WordPress we’ll be able to give all of these groups their own separate pages and people can update as they go along.

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