The ADHD Foundation’s annual two day conference, which is entitled ‘Early Interventions and Transitions’, will feature a range of speakers from across the globe and will examine the escalating need for mental health support for children and young people and, in particular, the lack of joined up services as they transition into adult services at 16 years of age.
As patrons of the Liverpool-based charity, Rory and Simon will both be speaking at the event, which is taking place between Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 October.
CEO of the ADHD Foundation, Dr Tony Lloyd, said: “Having two such well known and respected patrons who feel as passionately about raising awareness of ADHD and the impact it has on families as Rory and Simon do, is incredible for this conference.
“Rory is living proof that people with ADHD can go on to lead very successful lives and Simon is also a wonderful advocate for children and young people who may feel marginalised or judged for something they simply cannot help.
‘The BT Convention Centre also provides a space which is uniquely flexible for a niche conference of our size.” Kerrin MacPhie, director of sales at ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, said: “We look forward to welcoming The ADHD Foundation, a Liverpool charity, to ACC Liverpool for the first time. “Our venue is at the heart of our city which is home to centres of excellence such as Alder Hey Hospital and where healthcare professionals, including those travelling from USA, Ireland, France and Italy for this conference, can join together to discuss and explore important issues.
“This event will use ACC Liverpool’s upper level foyer area and riverside balcony which lend themselves to an open relaxed environment for their exhibition.”
Liverpool-based charity, The ADHD Foundation, delivers a range of services designed to support those individuals and families living with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and co-morbid conditions associated with ADHD such as depression, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome.