Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, and ADHD Ireland, have launched a free support group for people in Ireland living with ADHD. The charities said that many people will ADHD struggle to find supports for their ADHD and this online free support group will be a great place for adults and parents to share their experiences and common struggles.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is also known as hyperactivity or hyperkinetic disorder. The number of people diagnosed with ADHD has increased (up by two thirds (66%) from 2000 to 2010), although this is likely due to more people being aware of ADHD (as outlined in the Garfield 2012 report).
The online support groups will be a platform where people can talk about problems they face in school, college, employment, and social situations; and they can also share tips on what has worked well for them in the past, and positive coping mechanisms.
“ADHD Ireland has worked with Turn2me for a number of years developing a range of online support groups.” Ken Kilbride, CEO ADHD Ireland, said, “Our participants have always found the IM (immediate messaging) format innovative and useful, and we look forward to creating new initiatives on this platform for our members, in the years ahead.”
The support groups will begin on Tuesday 6th December, at 7pm; and will run every 4 weeks. The following group will be on the 3rd of January.
“We are delighted to launch this online support group in partnership with ADHD Ireland,” Fiona O’Malley, CEO of Turn2Me, said, “There are so many positive elements to this online support group – it’s free, 100% anonymous and will be supervised by a trained mental health professional.”
Adults and parents who want to sign up for the free support group for ADHD can do so on Turn2Me.ie