An open group for Doctors with Neurodiversity in the Yorkshire and Humber Region

Psychological symptomatology emanates from disturbed interpersonal relationships.

“The most important Thing in it was just having a group there, people that I could always talk to, that wouldn’t walk out on me”

Irvin Yalom

Aims

Reduce isolation

The professional environment can be isolating an isolating experience, intensified by a sense of difference.

Develop skills

Executive functioning, emotional regulation and social skills can be learned and developed through practicing techniques, learning tools and receiving feedback.

Explore awareness

Sharing experiences within the group and the wider Neurotypical community helps reduce intolerance, and offers opportunity for compassionate collaboration.

Educate

Understanding the challenges Neurodiversity can bring and why they arise, helps normalise the experience.

Signpost

Resources and services available to offer advice and guidance that can range from personal development, human, and IT resources.

Support

Respect for individual difference, sharing challenges, risking vulnerability and having the courage to try something different.


To join the group you will need:

  • A neurodiverse diagnosis, for example: autistic spectrum, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, Tics and/or Tourettes
  • OR: a strong clinical suspicion awaiting diagnosis
  • To be a doctor working within the Yorkshire and Humber Region
  • To be open and receptive to different perspectives, thoughts and ideas.
  • To be available to join us by zoom at 8pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Future face-to-face meetings are planned to be held at the Practitioner Health Offices next door to Leeds train station

To find out more please contact Dr Adrian Lamb by email: adrian.lamb1@nhs.net


Feedback

Happy New -Hopeful year Tribe – 

It’s good to have one – 

Where we can be ourselves and not worry about getting it wrong or be judged.


Other people in exactly the same boat who ‘get my life’


Gosh where do I start? Many resources, from books articles Facebook groups, tips and hints on how to manage ADHD. A safety valve, a place I know I can go once a week and get unconditional support. The value of this during lockdown for me has been incalculable. Unravelling ADHD and what it giving me insights into behaviours and experiences and ultimately a better understanding of myself.


A support network of neurodiverse doctors who have been in similar situations to myself. A sense of feeling less alone in my struggles within medicine and an increased sense of connection and trust. Gratitude. The knowledge that there are kind, understanding, unconventional doctors out there.

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