October is officially ADHD Awareness Month.
Here at S.P.A.C.E. we like to celebrate ADHD Awareness all year round, but in October everybody else joins in and the message gets a lot louder.
So why is ADHD Awareness Important?
Unfortunately ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, to use its official name, is a condition surrounded in myths, misinformation and stigma. ADHD Awareness Month helps people learn new things, establish new contacts and generally improve the lives of those with ADHD.
During October we will be sharing more content than usual on our social media channels, including material from other organisations we trust. October is a great time to find new sources of information and support.
What Are SPACE Doing During ADHD Awareness Month?
SPACE Meet Up
We’ll be holding our usual monthly meet up for parents and carers of children with ADHD. This month’s meet up falls on Wednesday 12th October. We will be at The Dog and Partridge pub on the A6 between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm. We are based in Stockport, Greater Manchester but regularly chat to parents from other places. Sadly not all areas have a local group that parents can go to, so we’re happy to welcome people from further afield.
Tanya Bardsley’s Documentary
A few months ago we were approached by a television production company and asked to be involved in a documentary starring the amazing Tanya Bardsley. Tanya, best known for being a star of TV show Real Housewives of Cheshire, was diagnosed with ADHD just before her 40th birthday. Tanya’s son Rocco also has a recent ADHD diagnosis and she wanted to use her celebrity to improve the situation for families with ADHD.
The documentary airs at 9.00 pm on Thursday 6th October on ITV Be.
Our Artists With ADHD Spotify Playlist
We have recently updated our Spotify playlist to include a number of new artists. Let us know if we’ve missed anyone.
As always the SPACE Team are available in our private Facebook group. If you have a Facebook account and would like to join the group, please request entry to the group. Please note that this group is strictly for parents and carers of children with ADHD only.
Have a brilliant ADHD Awareness Month and keep an eye on our social media platforms.
Claire and the S.P.A.C.E. Team