Join us online this half term for Squirrel Club!
Squirrel Club is an online experience for children and young people aged 8+ to help them explore their ADHD by creating their very own character. From cracking nuts naughtily to chit-chattering, this concept can help to find new ways of expressing what it’s like to live with ADHD.
Sign up by emailing us using the address below and we’ll send you the Squirrel Club video. This contains a fun exercise that you can complete in your own time with your young person, and aims to help build confidence, understanding and a shorthand language to describe ADHD.
After completing the creative exercise, if your young person would like to chat through their activity, they can book a Zoom meeting with fellow Squirrel Club member Sarah, our Co-Creative Director with ADHD and she’ll help them to explore what their thoughts mean.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your link.
“My ADHD is a drummer. When I describe what sort of beat he’s playing it gives people an insight into whether it’s a good day (a helpful beat) or a bad day (busy and clashing). It’s a lot easier to explain a beat than it is to tell people that my head is really noisy and I’m not going to be able to achieve much today, because that takes a huge amount of confidence and self awareness. But being able to explain how I’m feeling through describing a character allows me to talk about the difficult days in a much more comfortable way.”
“It is so important that people of all ages have a space to explore their ADHD identity. This is something that is urgently needed all over the UK.”
“Gerry was the happy result of Sarah’s instruction to visualise the aspects of your ADHD you have a love/hate relationship with as a creature or character. A sort of dependent, vulnerable sidekick you’re stuck with and eventually befriend.”
“John went in hating ADHD and has come out saying he loves having it, how wonderful is that!”