About us

We are a peer led support group based in Brighton UK for adults (18+) diagnosed or actively seeking diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) established in May 2011.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month offering support, coping strategies and raising awareness of adult ADHD. Run by adults with ADHD for adults with ADHD

Why come to our support group?

Living with ADHD affects every part of life and at times can be isolating. Coming to a support group to share coping strategies and meeting like-minded people who are dealing with the same issues as you is supportive and motivating. Come along to meet new friends, share information, discuss diagnosis, getting access to services and have fun!

What to expect at the meetings?

The group is a relaxed social get together of around 10 to 20 people from all walks of life. On arrival you will be welcomed by one of the organisers and you can talk as little or as much as you like. We understand it can be daunting to come along to a group for the first time and we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible, if you have any questions or worries please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you. All meetings are confidential, no judgements are made and no issue is too delicate. No appointment necessary please feel free to just turn up.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a medical condition that results from faulty neurotransmitter re-uptake systems in the brain. In a nutshell the brain is ‘more asleep’ and seeks a state of ‘high stimulation’ or ‘hyperactivity’ in order to keep the brain awake.

The symptoms of ADHD vary considerably among individuals including classic extroverted symptoms of hyperactivity and agitation, to more introverted symptoms such as daydreaming and anxiety.

Notable famous people with ADHD include Michael Phelps, Jim Carrey, Rory Bremner, Billy Connolly, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Edison, Howie Mandel, Justin Timberlake, Steven Spielberg, Albert Einstein, and Will.i.am.

15 Responses to About us

  1. adhdbrighton says:

    Hi Faye
    Yes, our Christmas Party in December is on Friday 6th. Then in January we go back to our usual Every 2nd Wednesday of the month group.
    You are most Welcome to join us on 6th 🙂

  2. Faye says:

    I would like to join you at the Christmas party. What time , how much and where is it please.?

  3. adhdbrighton says:

    Hello Faye, great ur joining us for the Christmas party! It is from 7pm till 11pm drop in any time, it doesn’t cost anything and it’s at The Caxton Arms, 36 North Gardens Brighton, we have a private function room downstairs. See you there! Francesca.

  4. Hi,i would like to have more information please as to how my son can come and speak to someone,he is 25 years old and has been diagnosed with A.D.H.D.sine he was a small child,but has never had any help as an adult,and really needs it so much,i would really appreciate your help and advice,feeling quite desperate.sincerly Sharon Mclean.

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  6. adhdbrighton says:

    Hello Sharon, I understand your struggles. Is your son around the Brighton area? We are a peer led group so talking to other adults going though the same thing can be very helpful emotionally and for advice to access services etc. You are also more than welcome to come along too, it can be very usual for family members to meet other adults with adhd. Please see our Upcoming Support Groups page for the next group and sign up for monthly reminder emails on our Contact Us page. We hope to help you both as much as we can, you are not alone. Francesca

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  8. lorraine chippett. says:

    Hi I have been given your email address. My son is 35 and lives in hailsham, sussex do you know of any groups in eastbourne or hailsham and he could attend. He has been diagnosed with bi polar and adhd and would like to be able to chat with like minded people.he has only just been diagnosed with adhd and we dont know much about and he is becoming rather introverted.

  9. Christine Grey says:

    I have read your website and have found it very informative.

    For years I have struggled with ADHD and only diagnoised February 2014; always knowing something wasn’t quite right, especially as an adult. I searched for years to find an answer and finally received a diagnosis of the Inattentive Sub-type.
    However, I found it difficult to obtain professional help and had to fight all the way to gain a firm diagnosise; now with a sigh of great relief, I would like to pave a way for others who feel they may have the ADHD condition and have never been diagnosed (ADULTS). to set up a support group in the borough of Haringey, a borough which I have lived all my life and went to school with so much difficulties.

    I found that there was a lack of support, information about the condition for adults like myself.

    I am so motivated to set up a support group and was wondering if you would be so kind to give me some information,who to approac, support to enable me to set up a group like your one.

    I thank you for your time and effort and look forward to hear from you soon.

    Kind Regard

    Christine Grey

  10. luke says:

    I am 32 I have been told by an NHS psychiatrist that I have ADHD. When I asked for an official diagnosis so maybe the job centre don’t just see someone trying to be obstructive and difficult they refused to officially diagnose me! Can I expect a lifetime of twattyness and difficulty at the hands of the NHS

  11. I would love to speak to other parents that have a son or daughter with adhd just to let myself know among this stress and hardwork.i.m not alone.sincerly Sharon McLean

  12. Maddie says:

    Can I ask if you know of a parents support group in Brighton?

  13. adhdbrighton says:

    Hi Luke
    The job centre failed to inform me years ago when I was unwell, that they have is a disability section. Ask for an appointment with them. Also if your not satisfied with NHS, contact http://www.nhs.uk/service-search/patient-advice-and-liaison-services-(pals)/locationsearch/363

    Good Luck
    Karen Tipping

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