ADHD, Awareness

Parent Carer Information Day

Brilliant day at St Helens Town Hall for the Parent Carer Information Day. Spoke to lots of parents and professionals. Handed out lots of our leaflets and newsletters.

Nice to see some of our lovely group members too, who popped in to see us during their lunch breaks

A big thank you to Listen4change for keeping us going with tea, coffee and pastries.

ADHD, Clair’s Parents, course, Parents and Carers, workshops

Dates for you Diary

Courses & Workshops

We are not taking bookings yet but thought I’d let you know so you can save the dates.

1. Challenging Behaviour

ADHD Foundation

Date: 3rd May

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Venue: Park Farm Centre

 

2. Youth Connect 5Supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people

YouthConnect_Fam1 Poster

This is a 6 week course

Dates:

  • 4th September
  • 11th September
  • 18th September
  • 2nd October
  • 9th October
  • 16th October

Time: 11.30 – 1.30

Venue: The Millennium Centre

ADHD, Connections, News

DisAbility Support Network

At the end of the week my husband suggested we attend an event at Merseyside Police HQ. I didn’t really know what to expect or whether it would be relevant to our work.

All scepticism was wiped away! The passion and dedication of all those present was so inspiring and reassuring that people really are trying to make a difference.

I was totally blown away by the honest and moving speakers. Especially Mairead who shared her experiences ADHD for the first time publicly and importance of understanding invisible conditions, neuro diversity & disability.

It is so refreshing to hear people talking and speaking out about invisible conditions.

We also heard about Purple Light Up, the Autism card, Princes trust team program, Travelsafe and Our Blue Light.

Purple Light Up

On Monday 3rd December 2018 you may notice a few buildings around Liverpool (and the rest of the World) turning purple!

This is to celebrate and empower disabled people across the globe.

@SGHLpool, @TownHallLpool #cunard #georgesdock @MerseyPolice HQ, @PagodaArts, @StVincentsL12 @MightyRed_LFC

Autism Card

Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) have collaborated with the Cheshire Autism Practical Support (ChAPS) and Autism Together charities to launch the Autism Attention Card. 

Sergeant Mike Brumskill spoke about the initiative and how long it took to set up due to funding. This card is designed to help people with Autism Spectrum Condition to receive appropriate support in an emergency situation. The initiative provides training for staff to engage more effectively with people with hidden vulnerabilities.

To apply for the card visit www.cheshireautism.org.uk/news/attention-card

@DsnMerpol #purplelightup #dsnpurple

@Ma1r3ad @WYP_AnnaButton

@PurpleLightUp @MyPurpleSpace

@SarahSimcoe @TravelsafeS @JudithA16108526 @StVincentsL12 @MerPolCEU

ADHD, Education, Parents and Carers

ADHD workshop

Today a number of the group attended the ‘Learning more about ADHD: Practical Support workshop’ at Westmorland School with the Witherslack Group and the ADHD Foundation.

We recommend all parents and carers to attend one of these workshops if they can. Every workshop we have been on we’ve learned more, picked up more hints and tips and met so many lovely people.

#ADHDrocks