20 06, 2021

ADHD in the workplace

2021-06-20T20:50:29+01:00June 20th, 2021|

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a lifelong condition that affects people’s ability to focus. Memory issues, impulsiveness and difficulty controlling emotions are also common aspects of ADHD. When people think of ADHD they often think of ‘misbehaving’ or ‘distracted’ young boys in school – when in reality, it affects both men and women throughout their lives. There are many resources available to young students suffering from ADHD but there often isn’t much support for adults living with it as they enter the workforce. Adults with ADHD symptoms can really struggle at work especially with maintaining productivity, timekeeping and remembering important information as just a few examples. On the flipside some individuals can hyperfocus on particular tasks to the exclusion of all others, often to the point of forgetting to eat or drink. This can be fantastic for projects but terrible for self-care and can leave people feeling burn-out. All of these aspects can lead to ADHD sufferers really struggling at work. This can cause a lot of anxiety and stress - with performance reviews becoming dreaded occasions. Conversations [...]

1 12, 2020

Caring For People With Learning Disabilities At Christmas

2021-02-05T15:54:50+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Christmas is a magical, happy and exciting time for most families, full of laughter and festive fun, but for families whose loved ones have a learning disability, this can be far from the most wonderful time of the year. The flashing lights, crowds of people, unexpected guests, loud music and even family gatherings can cause severe anxiety and distress to those suffering from a learning disability, particularly those with Autism. The National Autistic Society produced a video to try and give some insight into what it's like for people with autism, take a look at the video, then try to imagine the same scenario at Christmas with all the music and lights. Far from the special time that most people experience, Christmas for those with learning disabilities, sometimes, has to be more like a 'normal' day. As if Christmas isn't stressful enough for most parents, it is especially stressful for those whose children suffer from learning disabilities, where they need to make sure their child sticks to as near to the usual routine as possible whilst ensuring other siblings [...]

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