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At our recent ADHD conference we were lucky enough to screen this amazing short documentary which features Mr Bryn Travers, one of our conference speakers.
The video was a created through collaboration between four EU-funded, international consortia of researchers that investigate ADHD and its origins. The idea came from two junior scientists, Laura Ghirardi and dr. Nicoletta Adamo. They were supported in creating the video through the MiND Training program and by the other junior scientists from MiND.
In the video they talk about what ADHD is and what it is like to have ADHD, about the pro’s and con’s of ADHD medication and why other types of treatment should also be developed, about stigma and misconceptions and why education is so important, and about the positive aspects of ADHD.
The hope is that this video will help young people and adults diagnosed with ADHD, or who suspect they have ADHD, as well as their family and friends, to understand the condition better. The video is in English, with subtitles in English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian and Swedish.
The release of this video co-occurs with the last day of the international ADHD awareness month. This initiative of the international ADHD patient organisations aims to raise awareness about ADHD, and funding for more research to better understand ADHD. Many events were organised worldwide this month to inform people about ADHD. Knowing more about ADHD and spreading awareness will help people to better understand (people with) ADHD. This will reduce stigma and (self)blame.
The video was recorded by 4QUARTER FILMS
More information about the researchers and consortia:
MiND (ADHD and ASD research): http://mind-project.eu/
Aggressotype (origins of aggression in psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD): http://www.aggressotype.eu/
CoCA (origins of comorbid disorders with ADHD in adolescents and adults): http://coca-project.eu/
Eat2BeNICE (how nutrition and lifestyle influence mental health in psychiatric disorders): http://newbrainnutrition.com/
ADHD Europe https://www.adhdeurope.eu
SPACE is run by a small team of volunteers. It was started over a decade ago, by a group of Stockport parents who all have children with ADHD.
The original team recognised that there was a shortage of support for other families in their position. What they needed didn’t exist, so they created it.
To find out more about the team behind SPACE Stockport, visit our Meet the Team page.
The SPACE Group are currently on Sumer break so there won’t be a meet up in August. The next face to face meet up is in September and we’ll be back in our usual home of Funky Monkey, who have recently finished their extensive renovations.
Although we are not meeting face to face until September we are still available online. SPACE Stockport has a public Facebook page, a Twitter account and our closed Facebook group which is strictly for parents and carers only.
We will also be using the summer break to finalise the plans for the first SPACE Stockport ADHD Conference, which takes place on Friday 19th October 2018. A full schedule and tickets for the conference will be available shortly.
Our usual home of Funky Monkey has been having some renovation work done for the last few weeks so we are rescheduling this week’s meeting to Wednesday 25th July. This will give us a chance to check out their revamped look ahead of our summer break in August. It also saves us the prospect of finding another venue on the same evening that England play a World Cup semi final!