Southampton ADHD Awareness and Support group has been set up now for over a year.
Our ADHD group is the only one of its kind set up in Hampshire.
AADD are campaigning for adult ADHD awareness all over the UK and we are doing our bit to cover Southampton. As it stands at the moment there are no adult ADHD services in or near Southampton, but there are over 300 children diagnosed with ADHD in Southampton alone.
The facts from ADDISS and various other sources suggest ADHD symptoms will continue in one third, to one half of these children into adulthood. This is a cause for concern for parents up and down the country. .
We've have had nothing but support from so many people in the city, in many areas, its been very encouraging for us to keep going from strength to strength, as a result we now have 14 committee members who all have a say in how the group runs through our committee meetings.
We are all volunteers who are always working hard in many ways to achieve our aims and objectives. Our main aim is to inform educate, empower and provide support to parents, careers young people, children and adults with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and those living working or studying in the professional field.
As a mother of 4 children, 3 diagnosed with ADHD, and being diagnosed with ADD herself, our founder Lisa Osborn-Cocks has been campaigning tirelessly to raise awareness in Hampshire.
We have had a lot of support from Oasis Academy and thank them for allowing us to use there facilities until we received funding, we now have funding from the community chest and Big lottery awards for all, and as a result will offer lots more support in all areas.