“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid”
Welcome to ADHD Positive; A therapeutic support service in North Yorkshire (Haxby, York) for people living with or affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Despite decades of research and medical recognition, ADHD remains controversial and misunderstood. As such, those with the condition may not receive adequate treatment or support.
This lack of understanding often leads to inequality, oppression, marginalisation and a whole lot of lost potential!
Unrecognised and untreated ADHD may also lead to other mental health difficulties and poor academic and employability outcomes. Those affected can develop very negative self-concepts, low self-esteem and low confidence. Often becoming frustrated, angry, self-loathing and lost. (See Useful Info for more information on the potential impact of ADHD).
BUT it doesn’t have to be this way!!
Through raising AWARENESS, ACCEPTANCE and improving SUPPORT, those with ADHD can exert enormous potential.
People with ADHD are bursting with creativity, charisma, fun and tenacity!
ADHD Positive provides a range of therapeutic interventions with a view to EMPOWER those with ADHD to realise and unlock those inner strengths, develop positive self-images and to live fulfilling and happy lives.
It is only through raising awareness and acceptance of ADHD that we can remove stigma, implement meaningful support and promote equality.