ADHD Ireland (formerly HADD) celebrated a re-launch of the organisation at Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin on 15th October with special guest, Minister Jim Daly TD.
As part of the re-launch, ADHD Ireland highlighted the significant increase in demand for the support services the charity provides for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Jim Daly, Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health addressed the audience of adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD and the professionals who serve them. The audience also heard 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. Also speaking at the event was Dr Kieran Moore, Psychiatrist and Head of Department at Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
Chief Executive of ADHD Ireland Ken Kilbride, said: “There has been a significant increase in the need for adult support in particular over the past 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.”
Here are a selection of photographs from the occasion: