We decided to share some in the run up to Christmas with our new Advent calendar. A new window is available every day which features a quote, a fact about ADHD or some information about our group.
Our next meet up for parents and carers takes place on Wednesday 12th December from 7.00 pm at Funky Monkey.
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
Here at SPACE we are committed to raising awareness about ADHD and fighting the various myths and damaging stereotypes associated with it.
The more we understand the condition, the easier it is for us to help and support our children. Knowing the facts is also helpful when dealing with other people who have regular contact with our children such as relatives and teachers. Without an accurate understanding of what ADHD is, it can be difficult for them to understand why our children behave the way they do.