Travelling with your ADHD medication: The do's and don't's

With many people gearing up to head overseas this summer, it's important to understand the rules around travelling with medication.

Here are some tips for you to consider before heading to the airport.

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ADHD Fundraising Event: Get Behind It

Eremea Home Care Services is hosting a special event soon to raise awareness of ADHD and vital funds to support ADDults with ADHD.

Erema Home Care Services, a family-owned government-approved multicultural home care provider based in Sydney’s inner west, is staging the event on its own initiative.

A spokesperson for Eremea says "Our goal is to inform the wider community about the prevalence and challenges of adults who live with the condition, and to raise funds for ADDults with ADHD to support the important work they do helping adults and their loved ones."

The event coincides with 2019 ADHD Awareness Month. It will be held in Sydney on Fri 18 October 2019 from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm.

Attendees will hear ADHD researcher, expert and speaker Dr Sally Poulton, from the University of Sydney, along with people with lived experience'. A cocktail party style lunch will also be provided.
 
ENTRY is by gold coin donation (any amount).

There are only 50 places so RSVP soon. Bookings are open. You can register and get full details at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/adhd-awareness-month-fundraiser-hosted-by-eremea-homecare-services-tickets-74361652705
 
ADDults with ADHD is a volunteer run organisation and is in need of funds to continue meeting the demand for our services. If you are in Sydney and want to support our vital work, see you there!


Can't make this event but wish to help ADDults with ADHD?

  1. GO TO OUR DONATIONS PAGE: https://www.adultadhd.org.au/index.php/support-us/make-a-donation
  2. RUN a small fundraiser yourself like
    • lunch/party with family/friends/sports team
    • games night with loved ones
    • wine or boutique beer tasting afternoon
    • workplace raffle e.g. "Guess How Many M&Ms in Jar"
    •  we are happy to give you ideas and support material about ADDults with ADHD
  3. VOLUNTEER: ask about volunteering a time and skill (e.g. events, social media moderator/admin, counselling) contact the ADHD Centre Helpline

New Research: ADHD Costs Australia $20 Billion Each Year

A new Deloitte Access Economics report – The Social and Economic Costs of ADHD in Australia, released at the 3rd annual Australian ADHD Professionals Association conference in Brisbane, Australia, estimates that the social and economic impacts of the neurodevelopmental disorder are around $20 billion per year.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects more than 800,000 Australians.

AADPA President, Professor Mark Bellgrove, said: “Characterised by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and in some cases excessive levels of hyperactivity, ADHD is known to most of us, but also misunderstood on multiple levels.”

“While there is no single known cause, the syndrome arises from an interaction of genetic, social and environmental factors. Although it’s often a lifelong condition, early diagnosis and quality treatment improves individual outcomes significantly.

Despite uncertainty around the causes of ADHD, it is clear that in Australia today, the social and economic cost of the condition is substantial. What we haven’t had, until now, is a report driven by high quality data that quantifies these impacts.”

Deloitte Access Economics Lead Partner, Health Economics and Social Policy, and the report’s principal author, Lynne Pezzullo, said: “At over $20 billion in costs including lower productivity, health and education system costs, and reduced quality of life, the impact of ADHD is significant.

Source: Australian ADHD Professionals Association 

Read full story: https://tinyurl.com/yxvu3vj7

Download research report: https://tinyurl.com/yyd9gyhw

Popular Coach Lou Brown Doing an Interactive Workshop for Adults in Sydney

Having ADHD might come with some challenges, but they don't have to get in the way of living a full and rewarding life. Gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of how your personal ADHD works is very important.

Popular ADHD Coach, Consultant, Educator, Advocate and author Lou Brown believes that we should forget just surviving with ADHD, that everyone deserves to thrive. 

On Sunday, 10th February, the ADHD Foundation have joined with Lou Brown to run a unique interactive workshop in Sydney called "Perfectly Imperfect Me: Thriving With Adult ADHD".  There will only be one seminar for adults.

Bookings will need to made very soon because places are limited and tickets are well and truly on sale.  

For full details including the Where, When and Cost go through these two links. 

FULL DETAILS HERE.

BOOK HERE.

Another Successful Speaker Event: Holiday Survival Tips & Strategies

 

Saturday 8 December saw people from many backgrounds take away  useful tips and strategies for surviving and enjoying the Christmas holidays. 

If you have ADHD, Christmas and New Year can be exciting ... also overwhelming and frustrating. The holidays hits a large number of ADHD stress points like: remembering dates, organising presents, getting to gatherings on time, keeping up with family news, mixing with in-laws and managing your symptoms.

Popular Australian ADHD expert, Dr Caroline Stevenson, talked about ADHD strengths/weaknesses, how to use the strengths, and importantly, how to make our weaknesses invisible.

Following the talk Caroline kindly gave generously of her time answering additional questions from participants. During the afternoon attendees also made good use of information and the free, evidence-based, ADHD self-help resources on display.

For 22 years ADDults with ADHD has run quarterly ADHD Awareness Afternoons with practical topics led by great speakers that provide a chance to meet and chat with others over tea and coffee. ADDults with ADHD is a volunteer run, not for profit charity, dedicated to supporting ADHD adults, families, carers and the wider community.

There will be a new series of ADHD Awareness Afternoons in the new year starting on 2 March 2019 and ADDults with ADHD invites everyone to attend. 

For more information monitor the EVENTS tab on this site.

All the best over the Holiday Season!

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