Supporting people with ADHD, Everyday
Where we meet
Thursday's 10:30am - 12:30pm &
Every 4th Monday of the month 7:30 - 9:30pm
Kingston Quaker Centre
Kingston upon Thames
Good news - Exciting new developments at Fastminds!
We have a lot of new and exciting opportunities and activities in the pipeline which we are working towards.
• Fastminds Neurodiversity Arts Festival (14th and 15th September at the Kingsgate Church!)
• Dramatherapy group
• Peer Support Festival 2019
• Therapeutic counselling
• Art & Craft workshops
• Active Listening and Communication workshops
You need to know you are all valued and always at the heart of Fastminds. We are looking at new ways to improve your experience, enjoyment and learning within the organisation.
We are still here to communicate with you and support you through this transition. I am still actively supporting people through their referral process. If you would like to meet with me or talk to me about this or anything else, I am available on a one-to-one basis.
I will be contactable via phone and email between 11am – 2pm, Monday – Friday (unless I am in an appointment or driving so please leave me a voicemail or a text and I will get back to you as soon as I can.)
Look out for further updates via email from Fastminds as to how you can get involved.
Monthly Monday evening group meeting
Monday 20th August (week earlier due to bank holiday)
Monday 24th September
Monday 22nd October
Monday 26th November
Monday 17th December (week earlier due to Xmas Eve)
Neurodiversity Arts Festival
14th and 15th of September in the Kingsgate Church above The King's Tun Wetherpoons.
Hello all! We are putting on a Neurodiversity Arts Festival on 14th and 15th of September in the Kingsgate Church above The King's Tun Wetherpoons. Attached to this email is event information and FAQ's. Below are links to be involved in the festival. We are desperate for volunteers to help run the event on the day - even 1 shift for 1 hour is helpful to us. We also need artists and performers to take part - please see the links below to online forms to register your interest. You may apply for as many different things as you like. Please click this link to see the different voluntary roles and shift options. Click Here Click this link to apply to be in the art exhibition and have the opportunity to sell your work. Click Here Click this link to apply to perform as a musician / poet / standup comic / anything else you want to propose Click Here Click this link to apply for your own stall in the indoor marketplace Click Here Each form filled out will receive a response from me soon after. Please apply as soon as you can to register your interest in these roles so that I can get you onto the books! There's nothing to panic about though, you will not be contractually obliged to do any of these roles if you change your mind at any time but I need to find out who is interested. Please email me at any time with any questions, Lots of love! ❤ Issy HaythorneCreative Director
Other groups: -
Kingston Parents & Carers of Children & Young People with ADHD - For more info please contact Jo on 0203 0312757.
As from the 7th of August our KIngston Adult ADHD service will be based alongside the Adult Autism Service at
22 Hollyfield Road
We also have a new lead for this service and his name is Archie Chinanayi and he is a specialist ADHD diagnostic and prescribing CPN.
Archie along with Dr Karen Long (the lead psychologist at Adult Autism Service) will be attending our Fastminds support group the morning of Thursday August 24th 10.30-12.30 @ KIngston Quaker Centre.
Improving Communication and Calming ADHD-Impacted Relationships
Do you feel isolated and misunderstood in your relationship? Do the two of you have trouble talking without blowing up or shutting down? These are common issues in ADHD-impacted relationships. Melissa Orlov will give you insight into what's going on as you struggle to connect, and provide immediately usable strategies to calm and improve your interactions and relationship.
Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant who specializes in working with couples impacted by ADHD. She has written two award-winning books on how adult ADHD impacts relationships, provides couples seminars, speaks around the world, and trains therapists to work with these special couples.