About

ADHD is a woefully under-diagnosed neuro-developmental disorder that affects around 1 in 30 of the population, and is different from other neurological differences, such as Autism or Asperger’s, because it can be successfully treated with medication. My book on ADHD Better Late than Never aims to inspire others to seek diagnosis and live happily with this complex and often misunderstood disorder. It was launched at the start of ADHD Awareness month, October 2020, and can be bought on Amazon here

After my diagnosis, in 2017, I retrained as a secondary school teacher of French and Spanish, having formerly worked as a freelance journalist and commissioning editor for the Times. I came to my diagnosis after my 19-year-old twin son was diagnosed with ADHD, aged 12.

To combat stigma around Adult ADHD – I also performed a play I wrote called Late to the Party  at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. You can find out more about the plays Director Hendrick January and I have worked on here 

This site documents my start in researching ADHD both for my son, as a child, and myself, as an adult.

I hope you enjoy what I found…

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,
    First of all – your blog is fab 🙂
    The reason I’m getting in touch is that I’m a journalist making a documentary film about what it’s like growing up with / living with ADHD, and I came across your blog.
    Your blog really is great and I really think that if you would be willing to share your thoughts and what you and your family have learned over the past few years there are a lot of other people out there who could benefit from it. The idea of our project si to raise awareness of ADHD and show schools, teachers and society in general what the condition is all about. Really I suppose to educate them a bit about what ADHD really is and what they can and should be doing to help people like you and your son.
    There’s more info about the project here if you’re interested: https://tpmediaarts.co.uk/adhdprojectoutline.
    If you’d be at all interested in taking part, you can get hold of me by emailing office@tpmediaarts.co.uk or ringing/texting me on 07762846191.
    Thanks so much,
    Mat

  2. I listened to your article on Womens Hour yesterday, and it struck a chord with our experience with my partners daughter. Have you investigated Fragile X? It is rarely diagnosed (or apparently even thought about), but it was found to be the cause of the problems with 2 of the 4 boys born to my partners daughter.

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