Opportunity to gain an insight into ADHD


An NHS trust that provides community and mental health NHS services is inviting local people to a series of free talks offering an insight into attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The education talks are being held by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and are an opportunity for local people to find out more about mental health problems.

This year’s educational talks follow on from the popular events held in 2010 and 2011 which explored conditions including bi-polar and dementia.

The first round of ‘insight into’ talks for 2012 will focus on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and will be led by Dr Marios Adamou, consultant psychiatrist in the Trust’s adult ADHD service.

The events are an educational talk on the condition, followed by time for questions. The events are free and are open to anybody, so local people are invited to come along with friends, colleagues or family.

The same talk will be held in each of the localities where the Trust provides services and you can come along to whichever date or venue suits you best.

The talks will be held on:

•Tuesday 27th March 2012 The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

•Tuesday 24th April 2012 St Swithun’s community centre, Arncliffe Road, Eastmoor, Wakefield, WF1 4RW

•Tuesday 29th May 2012 Hudawi centre, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BG

•Tuesday 19th June 2012 5th floor, F Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX

All events will begin with refreshments at 6.30pm and the talk will commence at 7pm. The event will end at 8.30pm.

Dr Adamou, consultant psychiatrist, said, "Anyone is welcome to come along to find out a little more about ADHD. ADHD is one of the most common developmental conditions in the UK. Whether you are student at a local university or college, you know someone who suffers from ADHD or you simply want to gain an insight into this common problem, please come and join us."

If you would like to attend one of the talks on ADHD contact the inclusion team on 01924 328656 or email inclusion@swyt.nhs.uk

These talks are educational. To contact the Trust about an individual or service issue please call customer services on 0800 587 2108.

Full details of future events are available on the Trust’s website http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk

Opportunity to gain an insight into ADHD

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