mADDchester Support Group Meetings

 

All are welcome – friends, relatives, partners and especially the undiagnosed (we all started out undiagnosed so know what’s what).

We’re really about adult ADHDers – we don’t have much to offer parents at the moment (apart from a non judgemental ear) but there are always ADHD parents of ADHD kids present. But if you’re a parent that’s not found help get in contact (email or come to a meet) and we’ll try to signpost you to someone with the knowledge you need.

The format is simple – there are no rules, no charges, no notes taken – you show up (we aren’t bothered if you turn up at your leisure)  and ask anything you want, there’s usually someone with relevant experience. You don’t even have to talk about ADHD – it’s completely open.

And we’re friendly. ADHDers tend to be friendly and non-judgemental (who are we to judge?) and everyone had to come to a first meet, so we know what that feels like, so we’re very welcoming.

Look out for me (David) – mug shot below. That shirt is my meet ‘uniform’. Also Tufty the Squirrel, who will be on our table.

It’s usually best to email a few days before to get my number (if I put it here I get spam calls all day long).

If you turn up to a meet and we’re not there (AFTER the start time) then check the WhatsApp group for updates    – better still get my phone number beforehand so you can call/text (please not to say you’re going to be late – I’ll be busy). Here’s that WhatsApp link

WhatsApp updates

serious

If anyone wants to arrange their own meet send an email and it can appear here – we’re here to support you!

LGF

if you need any further detail mail us – the address is

maddchester@outlook.com

If you have any issues you don’t want discussing in open meeting you can always talk, in confidence, with our staff by email, phone or in person, to see if we can help. Catch us at the meeting or arrange any other contact by mailing the address above.


MAILING LIST

Are you terrible at checking for updates?

Ask to be on our mailing list (spam free) so the updates come to you.

Send an email to the address above asking to be added to it.

There’s also a WhatsApp group (read only) – here’s the link to that

link to WhatsApp

LGF


Thursday 20th January 2022

 

A Socially Biased Meet at

The Bull’s Head     7-9PM

84 London Road

Manchester

M1 2PN

If you arrive early try to get a table in the raised area – if it’s roped off ask if our group of 15ish can use it.

For last minute updates look at the WhatsApp page – mADDchester Meets

The pub is opposite Piccadilly train station taxi rank

There is parking in the side street (Granby Row) – pay and display till 8PM, free after that.
 
COVID UPDATE

If you can take a lateral flow test on the day it would be appreciated. And if you have been exposed to someone that has tested positive in the last week please don’t attend.

 

Sunday 12th December 2021

at

Heaton Norris Community Centre (the pavilion) 1-3PM

in Heaton Norris park.

COVID UPDATE

This venue + latest government regulations state that indoor events require masks, unless there is a reason not to. If you can take a lateral flow test on the day it would be appreciated. And if you have been exposed to someone that has tested positive in the last ten days please don’t attend.

We therefore require everyone wear a mask unless you have a medical exemption or are eating or drinking.

Our position is that we are using the venue as a ‘coffee shop’, and eating/drinking has an exemption.

To help matters along we can supply a limited range of drinks – if you’d like to bring some biscuits (or even cake!) that would be wonderful.

Since nothing in life is free I’d like to suggest you make a donation (bring a £1 coin or two) to cover these expenses.

Our usual set-up…see who turns up and what they want to talk about.
It’s all about sharing what you have – those with experience pass their knowledge on. Undiagnosed? This is a great place to start.
Or just come for the social aspect – enjoy the company of like minded people, it’s as important as anything else.
It’s a community centre so expect only basic drinks (if you need special milk please bring it – there’s the Belmont Way ASDA a minutes walk away).
The door might be locked (to keep nosey kids out – it’s in a park) so knock if the door won’t open.
There are two pavilions in the park – it’s the bigger one by the houses, not the one in the middle.
Times are not strict (but if you’re early it won’t be unlocked!).
Transport
Train – Nearest station is Stockport – it’s a bit of a walk (short bus ride) along the A6 towards Manchester.
Bus – probably best to get off on the A6 around Church Road – sat nav SK4 1HZ
Car – sat nav to SK4 1JA and park up on Love Lane/Wilkinson Road and walk across the park.

It helps if you have the WhatsApp group on your phone – if there’s any last minute updates that’s where they’ll be

WhatsApp Meetings Group


Wednesday 13th October 2021

at

The Ostrich 7-9PM

163 Bury Old Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1JF (opposite Heaton Park)

Try looking for Dave + Tufty (photos above) – hopefully we’ll be in a separate room.

Tram stop nearby, free parking in front of the pub or down the side street.

Click For Map

I will have location turned on in my Messenger app – contact me via the mADDchester Facebook page to message me and get into the Messenger group – I can’t put my phone number here because it will get spammed, you’ll have to ask for it.

Link To The mADDchester Facebook Page

If we aren’t there, and it’s past 7PM, check the WhatsApp meets page or mADDchester Facebook page for updates.


Tuesday 21st September 2021

at

King’s Ransom 7-9PM

Britannia Road, Sale, M33 2AA

there’s a free car park behind the pub – you need to go quite a way down the side road to get in

If the weather is nice try looking for us in the outdoor area – look out for the squirrel on the table, or Dave (both seen in the photos above).

If you can’t see us check the WhatsApp group for latest info (in case we’ve moved)

WhatsApp info

Map – Kings Ransom

 


Tuesday 2nd November 2021

at

Costa Coffee 7-9PM

The Trafford Centre

at the front of the food court, between Five Guys and Nando’s, near the exit to the car park.

M17 8AA

If you can’t see us, or they are unexpectedly shut, check for updates on WhatsApp, mADDchester Meets


 
Thursday 5th August 2021

Jackson’s Boat (pub) 7-9PM

Rifle Rd, Sale M33 2LX

The pub has a large beer garden – if it’s not raining we’ll probably be there.

It’s an open area so there might not be shade. Get sunscreen, or a hat, if you are sun bothered.

Well behaved dogs/children are welcome.

Jackson’s Boat can close early – it’s possible we’ll move on to the King’s Ransom (M33 2AA) especially if they still do the pub quiz.

If you have questions the easiest way to get attention is to PM us via our Facebook page

Link to Facebook page

They have a pay and display car park – fee refundable if you make a purchase.

If you’re anything like me then you’ll take the free option and walk rather than trying to remember change/refunds. Both Sale Water Park and the tram stop have free parking – it’s a short walk away.

Getting there – car. Best to take Junction 6 of the M60. It’s signposted from there. Set sat-nav to M33 2LX.

Tram. The Metrolink Victoria-Manchester Airport line is a very short stroll away.


 

 

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