What is ADHD?

Wednesday, 29th April 2015 at 7:00pm
Centre Supporitng Voluntary Action

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About our Event:
This event is an introduction to the condition of ADHD and how it affects individuals with it.

  • Our speaker is an inspirational, motivational, and humorous man, with a unique understanding and extensive personal experience of ADHD and coexisting conditions;
  • Our events are always conducted in small groups, have a personal touch and are very informal;
  • Ideal for those who have anxieties over meeting new people or being amongst crowds.
It is an ideal event for ADHD'ers (Teen & Adult), parents/guardians, family, teachers & LSA's, and those training for employment roles involving children.

Areas Covered:

  • Introduction to the Biology of ADHD
  • Day to Day Symptoms of ADHD
  • Explanations of how it affects the individual on a day to day basis
  • Details on the coexisting conditions
  • Q&A Session
Refreshments are provided.

Speaker:   Stephen Challen
Steve was first diagnosed at the age of 13 with a condition they called "Food Related Hypersensitivity Disease" which was later combined with other condition titles into a new title of ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder).  Over the past 40 years he has gained confirmation of coexisting conditions such as ODD, Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, and Dyslexia to name a few.  He has been married to his wife, Madeline, for 18 years and has three girls and a son aged from 5 - 16 years of age.  All four children exhibit the same conditions and at various position along the diagnosis / treatment.  He is a recommended speaker for ATL (Association of Teachers and Lecturers) and works tirelessly with families and schools to help improve the outcomes for young people and adults in Essex and across the UK.

What do others think of us?
Feedback from ADHD'ers, family members, teachers, LSA and others who attend our meetings are always very positive.  Here are just some of the messages of feedback from prior events:

  • Brilliant!
  • Was much more informative listening to someone living with the condition than the experts.
  • Stephen is excellent - knowledgeable, intelligent, sense of humour. I will definitely recommend him and the organisation to schools and parents.
  • Very informative, easy to understand, entertaining speaker, some of it was a real eye-opener.
  • Great talk from Steve, some interesting and valid scientific and practical evidence. Very informative.
  • Very informative and person friendly
  • Wealth of information explained at a high level. Engaging and inspirational.
  • Could have listened longer. He was really good and kept my attention all the time
  • It was very interesting and I found out information. The speaker was very good to listen to and spoke about his personal experiences which is really good.
  • Really enjoyed learning about the scientific elements of the disorder - makes the condition make sense to people and was interesting to see differences between neurotypical brain and ADHD brain.
  • Thank you, Stephen was very interesting, and I didn’t realise to connection between ADHD and ASD. It will make me think more about how I help the children in my school.
We also wanted to share this feedback we had earlier this year:

"A number of our teaching staff attended and we were all very appreciative of your honesty and also highly impressed by what you have achieved.  The impact it has had on the staff was so great, management have recognised that ALL the staff need training to recognise the difficulties and implement strategies into their classroom in order to provide equal educational opportunities to vulnerable learners."

More information about this event

ADHD+ Support

ADHD+ Support is a Voluntary sector charitable organisation raising awareness of ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) and its many coexisting and associated neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions.  Through a range of services we provide personal experiences of ADHD, offering information, signposting, and an unparalleled understanding as to how all aspects of ADHD impact the family unit and beyond. We aim to help close the delta between brain power and personal achievements.   As a charity we also provide access to funded practical support for low income families.

Coexisting and associated conditions include Opposition Defiant Disorder (ODD), Bipolar, Tourette’s Syndrome (TS), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety and Personality Disorders, Learning Difficulties and Chiari Malformation and more.

Fundamentally we aim to provide the highest quality support, and see each individual as a person as a whole and also as part of a wider family and community.  We cater for much more than getting by in life but rather our ambition is to help them excel and achieve their full potential in all areas including social, education and working careers.

Visit the ADHD+ Support website


Starts: Wednesday, April 29th 2015 at 7:00pm
Ends: 8:30pm

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Bookings close: April 29th 2015


Centre Supporitng Voluntary Action
Coval Lane
United Kingdom

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This event is organized by ADHD+ Support.

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Telephone 0786 612 9728
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Local free street parking after 6:30pm, low cost car parks near by and also easy access from Chelmsford train station and bus station.

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GPS Coordinates: N 51.7366100, E 0.4652882

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Alternative Postcode for SatNav: CM1 1TZ
Please note this postcode is for a building opposite the CSVA premises.

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