Fastminds is a user-led community ADHD support group for adults.
We offer a safe and supportive environment for people living with both diagnosed and undiagnosed ADHD and comorbid disorders to come together. We also offer direct referral to our local ADHD and ASD services and support our members through the assessment process and beyond. We meet in a relaxed, welcoming, non-judgmental, inclusive support group once a week where we break down isolation by sharing our experiences, hopes and fears.
We also support each other to recognize our strengths and abilities. Members have reported that the group is particularly beneficial as it combats isolation as these conditions are so often misunderstood. We held our first Fastminds Neurodiverse Arts Festival earlier this year at the Kingsgate Church Kingston-upon-Thames to spread much needed awareness of Neurodiversity in all its forms and to celebrate the achievements of people living with neurological differences and mental health challenges.
We sold some of our art there to raise much needed funds to keep our group going. We hope to raise enough money to hold another festival next year.