Impressionist and comedian, Rory Bremner, is to join internationally renowned experts in childhood and adolescence mental health at the ADHD Foundation annual conference, taking place at ACC Liverpool on November 5 and 6, 2015.
November 5 will see the UK’s leading clinicians and commissioners come together to explore ‘Innovation and Service Transformation in ADHD and ASD in Mental Health and Education’ as part of a two-day conference curated by ADHD Foundation. Day two (November 6) is focused for school leaders, teachers, SENCOs and social care professionals.
As patron of the charity, Rory will welcome delegates on the second day of the event, and returns after successfully speaking at last year’s conference.
Rory Bremner, who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, said: “There are still many misconceptions surrounding ADHD – a condition which affects half a million school children in the UK alone. ADHD Foundation works to raise awareness of the disorder and its related mental health problems, supporting hundreds of families in the process. Their groundbreaking work is also imperative in breaking down barriers and educating people about ADHD.
“I am looking forward to returning to Liverpool for this year’s conference and helping to make a real difference for people living with ADHD.”
Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of ADHD Foundation and curator of the conference, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rory back again this year. He speaks from a personal perspective which is relateable to those living with ADHD, and is passionate about the cause.”
ADHD Foundation was set up in 2007 to promote and improve the mental health outcomes, educational attainment, social inclusion and life chances of children, young people and adults affected by ADHD through early intervention with a range of training and therapies. Each year the charity supports over 500 families, many who have faced challenging behaviour by distressed children who struggle to communicate with their world or learn for some years before diagnosis is confirmed. The work that the foundation does can make the difference, allowing young people to self-manage the effect of their ADHD and develop resilience and coping strategies which allow them to live a full and active life.