Lots of young people struggling with mental health also have 'neurodiversity'. If you haven't heard the term before, it means their brain is wired slightly differently to the 'norm' - ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia are a few you might have heard of?
When a young person has neurodiversity, they can sometimes find certain things more difficult BUT on the flipside they often have what we call a superpower. For example, people with ADHD may have trouble with time management. But they also often have amazing passion, drive, and hyper focus on the things they're interested in and can be amazingly creative.
That's why we love Neurodiversity Celebration Week!
You can download information, ideas and resources to learn about, celebrate and spread awareness about neurodiversity in your family, school or youth club.
When young people understand that although they or a friend or classmate struggle in some areas, they usually excel another and...