Category Archives: LGF rambles

ADHD and Driving in Great Britain (not Northern Ireland)

The below is a commentary on the information given on GOV.UK, the official website of the UK government. Quotations from the website are given in italics. I’m a diagnosed ADHDer that loves driving. In the 1990s I became an Approved … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I need to post something, now and again, to remind people that this page is still ‘live’. It’s hard – the interweb is awash with ADHD stuff and I have little faith in my opinion, so don’t publish trivia from … Continue reading

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ADHD Action

A new advocacy has launched in the UK – ADHD action. Lend them a hand – supply an ADHD story, put a few £££ their way – check out their website for ways to help or just spread their name … Continue reading

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Bacteria Causes ADHD! (no they don’t)

Recently a fascinating report appeared in the medical press about how gut bacteria play a part in ADHD. I nearly spat my drink onto my keyboard (I really need a waterproof keyboard). Gut bacteria? ADHD? What a complete load of … Continue reading

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Dr Temple Grandin Changed My Life

Many, many years ago I watched a strange documentary about an awkward woman who understood animals, and who noticed that a proportion of them relaxed when in a ‘crush’ (a machine designed to hold them still, with gentle pressure). She … Continue reading

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DECLARATION. A play at The Lowry, Salford, June 2016

LGF TURNS THEATRE CRITIC   (darling) Performed in the round in The Lowry’s studio space, so capacity was not much more than 100, which makes it incredibly intimate. And then Sarah arrives onstage, which significantly ups the ante. It was … Continue reading

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Hello 2015

New year, same old problems.   The cuts to mental health funding are getting worse and it doesn’t help that there’s more of us year on year (I was here first etc etc). For anyone reading this in Greater Manchester … Continue reading

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UPDATE – latest on Manchester Adult ADHD Clinic

Further to the update below. The Manchester adult ADHD clinic is not accepting new referrals, except emergencies and transitions from CAMHS. I have seen a letter stating that they have so many patients that they can’t treat any more, hence … Continue reading

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Life Tip – Especially Good For Parents

I stole this from a book about chimps – I hope they don’t mind.   Your child runs out of school with their very first painting. It is terrible. They run up to you brandishing the painting. You say ‘what … Continue reading

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Been Resting

Last week I gave a talk at a disabilities conference. People from all walks (wheelchairs) of life were there, some with high degrees of disability, which is both humbling and inspirational. Being someone with an invisible disability you frequently feel … Continue reading

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