ADHD Action
Beverley Bennett

Beverley Bennett

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  • £123 Raised
  • 8 Donors
  • My Story

I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 48 and have learned from experience how patchy and variable services are for ADHD, with some NHS Trusts commissioning no service at all. This is why I'm supporting ADHDAction's campaign for an ADHD Act of Parliament to help get more awareness of ADHD and to pursuade the NHS to provide diagnostic, medication and psychological support throughout the UK. ADHD is a diagnosis, but a large proportion of society see it as a label. Labels are stigmatising. The label of ADHD means that it's not seen as a nurodevelopmental condition and is widely dismissed as an excuse, a made-up condition, a big pharma conspiracy . . . It's almost acceptable to mock ADHD . .and that's not acceptable! So I'm going to literally label myself with ADHD. I will tattoo my upper left arm when the petition reaches 10,000 signatures, which I'm sure it will do soon. ADHD Action is a new charity and needs money for administration and travel to get MPs, police forces, NHS Trusts, prisons etc on board. I hope that an ADHD Act will raise awareness and improve services for me and many other people like me. UPDATE! TATTOO HAS BEEN DONE! I HAVE REACHED MY DONATION TARGET, BUT WILL KEEP IT OPEN FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DIDN'T THINK I'D ACTUALLY DO IT! STILL TIME TO DONATE!

ADHD Action

ADHD Action

ADHD Action was founded after experiencing first-hand the impact that lack of awareness and patchy or non-existent provision can have on individuals and families. Considering ADHD affects 5% of children and 2.5% of adults, the burden to society across health (including mental, sexual, addiction); education; criminal justice ... Read More

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