ADDults with ADHD (NSW) Inc is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation established in 1995 to address the needs of adults with ADHD and related conditions, and their families. Find ADHD information on what ADHD is and how it is treated, we have tried to go a step further and offer additional information and support.
Having ADHD might come with some challenges, but they don't have to get in the way of living a full and rewarding life. Gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of how your personal ADHD works is very important.
Popular ADHD Coach, Consultant, Educator, Advocate and author Lou Brown believes that we should forget just surviving with ADHD, that everyone deserves to thrive.
On Sunday, 10th February, the ADHD Foundation have joined with Lou Brown to run a unique interactive workshop in Sydney called "Perfectly Imperfect Me: Thriving With Adult ADHD". There will only be one seminar for adults.
Bookings will need to made very soon because places are limited and tickets are well and truly on sale.
For full details including the Where, When and Cost go through these two links.
Saturday 8 December saw people from many backgrounds take away useful tips and strategies for surviving and enjoying the Christmas holidays.
If you have ADHD, Christmas and New Year can be exciting ... also overwhelming and frustrating. The holidays hits a large number of ADHD stress points like: remembering dates, organising presents, getting to gatherings on time, keeping up with family news, mixing with in-laws and managing your symptoms.
Popular Australian ADHD expert, Dr Caroline Stevenson, talked about ADHD strengths/weaknesses, how to use the strengths, and importantly, how to make our weaknesses invisible.
Following the talk Caroline kindly gave generously of her time answering additional questions from participants. During the afternoon attendees also made good use of information and the free, evidence-based, ADHD self-help resources on display.
For 22 years ADDults with ADHD has run quarterly ADHD Awareness Afternoons with practical topics led by great speakers that provide a chance to meet and chat with others over tea and coffee. ADDults with ADHD is a volunteer run, not for profit charity, dedicated to supporting ADHD adults, families, carers and the wider community.
There will be a new series of ADHD Awareness Afternoons in the new year starting on 2 March 2019 and ADDults with ADHD invites everyone to attend.
For more information monitor the EVENTS tab on this site.
Rose Callaghan is a Melbourne based stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter. In 2016 she toured her debut solo stand-up show “Rose Before Hoes/Attention Deficit…Ooh a Pony!”, selling out at Perth Fringeworld, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe where she won “Best Comedy” award.
She has appeared as a comedian on Nova, Triple J, ABC and RRR. She hosts a popular comedy podcast about internet dating and sex regularly performs during the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Five years ago at the age of 32, she was diagnosed with ADHD. She saw Hannah Gadsby do stand-up in Melbourne, where she spoke about being diagnosed with the condition late in life.
This was a massive “light bulb moment” for me. I had suspected for a decade that I had the disorder. After listening to Hannah she made an appointment, was tested and diagnosed with having ADHD.
"Women slip under the radar because “we don’t exhibit the traits that we’ve come to associate with ADHD." says Rose.
"Hannah Gadsby is the most talked about comedian in the world"
"She’s changing the world with her Netflix special Nanette an incredible discussion of homophobia, male privilege, abuse and mental health. She is also frank about being a woman with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."
As pc’s and smart phones become increasingly accessible so is the number of apps (abbreviation for application). Apps can help us with a wide range of lifestyle, education and work-related needs e.g. image editing, budgeting, health tracking and tutoring etc.
There are even apps to assist people with mental health and neuro-developmental disorders such as ADHD. Apps specifically designed to assist adults with ADHD are a useful adjunct to behavioural strategies to address core issues such as organization, focus, memory and planning. It should be noted however that Apps are not a substitute for evidence-based treatment.
A new report has warned that the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme will leave many people with psychosocial disability without appropriate mental health support.
The Mind the Gap report, compiled by the University of Sydney and Community Mental Health Australia, details the experiences of consumers, providers and advocacy groups in the mental health sector.
The National Insurance Disability Agency (NDIA) has estimated the full roll out of the scheme in 2019-20 will support only 64,000 people with primary psychosocial disability. The report estimates that there are 690,000 Australians living with severe mental health issues.
This means up to 91 per cent of people with severe mental illness would have to rely on non-NDIS community mental health services to support them.
British political satirist Rory Bremner's quest to discover whether or not he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) makes excellent viewing.
Bremner is one of the UK’s most famous impressionists and political comedians. His incisive TV shows have won many awards in the UK including four Baftas, three Royal Television Awards and two British Comedy Awards.
His most recent appearance though, on a BBC2 documentary that aired on SBS Viceland, is one you shouldn’t miss! It is an excellent documentary about his life, ADHD symptoms, getting the information and the pathway to diagnosis.
HESTON Blumenthal is one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs.The fifty-year old was also recently diagnosed with ADHD but says that although he thinks that makes him difficult to live and work with, he wouldn’t change things.
“When people say you have ADHD, they think you’re throwing things around. But it’s not: it’s that one thought comes in and knocks another one out temporarily. When I’m working, it’s fantastic: I can have 20 webpages open, with two projects, and keep joining the dots and making connections.
“Kids with ADHD tend to be put in the special-needs category, and they’re stigmatised,” Blumenthal says.
“We don’t need to learn to be creative,” the chef says. “We need to learn to remove the straitjacket of fear. Of fear of failure. And then creativity happens.
“The most important thing that anyone could do is just be aware of your emotions, and then they become feelings.”
To say that a lunch with 12 like-minded men and women with ADHD, stimulated new ideas and fun, would be a big understatement.
On January 21, The Sydney ADHD Meetup Group ran its first activity for 2018, called Start Your Year Well! 2018's First Meetup + Lunch + Spectacular Views!
The afternoon was held at the Bangkok Sidewalk Thai Restaurant in Milson's Point and boasted spectacular harbor views. For most of the guests it was their first Meetup but this was no problem. The atmosphere was friendly. Attendees quickly found interest in each other’s ‘back stories’ , immersing themselves in each others experiences. ADHD Information, ideas and tips were also exchanged. Click here for details + all pics from day.
“I just look around at that group photo and am amazed at the creativity and brains that surround the table! I think we could even do some sort of project and have it exhibited” said one attendee
Others praised the fact that “... it was the first time I was able to discuss my ADHD socially, with others who are not judgmental.”
These popular activities will be run across 2018. Their aim is to provide people with ADHD a good place to relax, mix and discuss their experiences.
The meetup group invites all adults who have ADHD to register on their website (free) and see what its all about.
On Saturday 2 December, an appreciative group of people from a variety of backgrounds experienced the ups and downs of ADHD from a unique perspective.
Organised by ADDults with ADHD, the ADHD Awareness Afternoon's theme was "Living With Adult ADHD". Special guest speaker, Ross Leonard, Forensic Psychologist and experienced psychologist with extensive training both nationally and internationally, was diagnosed with ADHD later in life himself.
Dr Leonard is a popular speaker with ADDult with ADHD members. Attendees at the event found him happy to share his thoughts and ideas on the 'ups and downs' of living with ADHD. He was most gracious and devoted much time to questions from the audience.
This was the last event for 2017. After the talk, attendees were treated to some pre-Christmas fare and Dr Leonard answered further questions over tea and coffee.
ADDults with ADHD is a volunteer run, not for profit charity dedicated to supporting adults and families living with the challenges of ADHD. Due to increasing demand, they have been running these popular ADHD Awareness Afternoons quarterly for more than 21 years.
Awareness Afternoons showcase practical topics led by authoritative speakers. They also provide free self-help information and create chances for attendees (people with ADHD, carers, health professionals etc) to connect with others over tea and coffee.
There will be new Awareness Afternoons scheduled for 2018 and ADDults with ADHD invites everyone to attend.
For more information monitor the EVENTS tab on this site.