ADHD charity to highlight a significant increase in demand for services

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Adhd Charity To Highlight A Significant Increase In Demand For Services
Adhd Charity To Highlight A Significant Increase In Demand For Services

Press & Photo Notice   Monday, 14th October 2019

ADHD Ireland, formerly HADD, will highlight the significant increase in demand for the support services the charity provides for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at an event in Buswells Hotel on Tuesday, 15th October 2019 at 12.30 pm.   

Jim Daly, Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health will address the audience of adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD and the professionals who serve them. The audience will also hear from Pearse Stokes (62), who was diagnosed with ADHD last year, and Natalie Wilson, the mother of two children under the age of 10 at varying ends of the ADHD spectrum.  

Speaking in advance of the event, the Chief Executive of ADHD Ireland Ken Kilbride, said: “There has been a significant increase in the need for adult support in the last year and we’ve seen that reflected in the number of people accessing our services. This means that public awareness of the condition has improved but there are still many myths to be dispelled.” 

The event will be marked with a photocall at Georgian Suite, Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 at 1.40 pm on Tuesday, 15th October. Participating in the photocall will be:  

  • Minister Jim Daly TD, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People 
  • Ken Kilbride, CEO ADHD Ireland
  • Dr. Kieran Moore, B.L., B.C.S.É, Head of Department, Consultant Paediatric Liason Psychiatrist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
  • Natalie Wilson has two children under 10 with ADHD
  • Pearse Stokes is 62 and was diagnosed with ADHD in the last year.

Props used during the photocall will include:  

  • A branded cut out of the new ADHD logo
  • An orange covered tablet devise