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ADHD Awareness Month 2023

ADHD Awareness Month runs throughout October and is dedicated to raising acknowledgment and understanding about ADHD which is short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

ADHD is a condition that affects people’s behaviour, people with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse. People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders. This awareness month provides a great opportunity to help create a better understanding of this often misunderstood condition.

Last month, we told you about some new support launching to expand our help Carers in Birmingham. One of the successful organisations who applied for funding was Birmingham Resilience Education and Wellbeing Services CIC (BREWS). BREWS Education provides support to those who are diagnosed with ADHD and to those who are awaiting assessment and will offer online support for Parent Carers.

Six-Week Online Course for Parent Carers – Starting 8 and 9 November
The ‘Nurturing ADHD Kids’ support group will support Parent Carers of a child or young person with ADHD, or waiting for a diagnosis. The six-week online course is free for Birmingham Parent Carers and during the course, you can expect to:

  • Learn about ADHD
  • Understand the effect on your mental health
  • Understand the reasons behind behaviours
  • Gain confidence in advocating for your child
  • Learn new strategies
  • Help your child to be confident, resilient and be their best selves

Dates and Times
You can choose between a morning or evening session. Wednesday 8 November at 7pm, book on Eventbrite or Thursday 9 November at 9.30am, again, book for free via Eventbrite. If you have any questions please call Nora on 0731 1167485 or email contactus@brewseducation.org

If you can’t make those sessions, the next courses run every half term.

BREWS Education is also starting a group for women with ADHD in North Birmingham on 16 October. There’s no need to book, you can just turn up on the day or call Nora on 0731 1167485 if you would like to find out more.