I was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at the age of eight.
The condition, which can cause people to become restless and have short attention spans, is often mistaken for bad behaviour or something that only affects children, which isn’t the case.
Because of this reason, young adults like myself can sometimes struggle to find the right support.
With Fixers, my team and I have made a short film, which seeks to dispel some of the misconceptions of ADHD.
Hopefully, in turn, it can also help to improve support services for adults who have the condition.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
The Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health (NIAMH)
Manager Emma Weaver supported the Fix by providing an interview for our broadcast film.
Western Education and Library Board
Susan Burns, Senior Educational Psychologist, was interviewed for our television item in which she talked about the need for early diagnosis for ADHD.
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Shak & Natasha
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.