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Our next edition of our newsletter features....

 💡 Registration links for Knowing Me, Knowing You support groups in October
 💡 Replays from webinars in September 
 💡 ADHD Awareness Month
 💡 Empowering & Supporting Women by Raising ADHD Awareness

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Knowing Me, Knowing You! Support Groups

Upcoming support groups 10th and 24th September 2021
19h20 CEST, 18:20 BST, 13:20 EDT,  12:30 MDT and 10h30 PDT 
(Timezone Converter)

 Sunday, 10 October 2021 
 click here to signup!

  Sunday, 24 October 2021 
click here to signup!

Please register for each support group, should you wish to attend,
so that we can send the zoom link to you .


If you can't attend our next support meeting, not to worry, we have upcoming support groups on 7 & 21 November, 5 & 19 December.

Neurodiverse Adults Zoom Meetings

ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium meet with people online every two weeks as a group of neurodiverse adults (ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Ehlers-Danlos, everyone is welcome - diagnosed or not diagnosed). Held at 19h00 CET via Belgium. Dates 28 September, 13 and 27 October.  Please email should you wish to join the meeting.

ADHD Awareness Month
starts 01 October 2021
Join us on social media

* * *   R E PL A Y S   * * *

Did you miss the ''Leadership & Neurodiversity'' Webinar ? We have the link for you to watch, when you can!

Neurodiverse people have a different way of functioning – they may have profiles of ADHD, autism spectrum, dyslexia, dyspraxia, giftedness,….  For a long time, neurodiversity was considered a disorder, a disability. Luckily, more and more the qualities of neurodiverse profiles are recognised and they get more opportunities to contribute their talents and skills. It's also something that can be hard for people to understand unless they have personal experience.  
By talking about this topic, we hope to help educate people and prompt them to consider how they might approach their employees and their work in a way that brings out the potential in everyone.  Richard Gordon-Kelly, Harriët Andriessen and Bart Loos have invited Xavier Van Oost, Coach TDA/H (ADHD) to have a discussion about leadership and neurodiversity in companies, teams and individuals. 

Replay 1 ~ ''Don't D.I.E.'' eSummit Webinar 
Did you miss this eSummit held on 10 September 2021?
We have the links for you to watch, when you can!

Vajiya Saraswathy (Founder & CEO - Godwin Academy“Bounce-back is necessary for mental health” Deserted, Devastated and Dumb, are the feelings she experienced. Now she wants to help those with similar emotions overcome suicide ideation. This presentation will give you practical ways to cope with stress which are simple and doable. Serious talk about suicide does not create or increase risk, it reduces it. Most suicidal crises are limited in terms of time and will pass if help is provided. 

Dr. Mathew Sleeth Author of Hope Always “How to be a Force of Life in a Culture of Suicide” As a physician and minister, Dr. Sleeth shares his personal and professional experiences with depression and suicide, challenging Christians to become part of the solution. With sound medical principles finding their rightful place beside timeless biblical wisdom, this session with Matthew Sleeth on his book Hope Always offers the practical and spiritual tools that individuals, families, and churches need to help loved ones who are stressed and struggling.

Replay ~ Vajiya Saraswathy and and Mathew Sleeth
Replay 2 ~ ''Don't D.I.E.'' Workshops
Verity Symcox (Verity Symcox Coaching Services) How do coaches make sense of mental health in their coaching practice? This interactive workshop will look at Verity’s own MSc research into coaching and mental health, specifically discussing the findings concerning coach behavior and coaching actions. Discover what coaches are most likely to do and say when a client discloses they are experiencing suicidal thoughts or makes worrying comments. Learning Objectives 1. Explore how mental health may show up in your coaching clients 2. Understand how most coaches are likely to respond to suicidal thoughts and assess your own responses 3. Think about how you contract with clients and become more ‘mental health aware’
Rev. Dr. Jim Stone (Coach)  Suicide Intervention and the ICF Core Competencies What can we do when we sense that a client needs support and/or intervention with a mental health problem or crisis, including suicidal thoughts? Coaches are not counselors but as coaches, we may be called upon to support a client who is facing a mental health crisis or have someone in their life who is. We can be a valuable, even life-saving support by using our coaching skills and being familiar with the resources that are available. Learning Objectives 1. Discuss how to recognize when mental health support and/or intervention is needed. 2. Explore how the core competencies of coaching apply to intervention and support of our clients facing mental health problems and crisis 3. Share resources for intervention, referral and training.

Replay ~ Verity Symcox + Jim Stone
Replay 3 ~ ''Don't D.I.E.'' Keynote Speaker 
Robert J Moore (Coach, Author & Guiness World Record holder) People around us need help too This keynote will focus on more than those around us seeking help, but also on self-care, self-awareness, and overcoming being held hostage by one’s emotions. He will speak about his personal experience with depression and suicide.” Robert J. Moore is a Therapist, 5x internationally awarded bestseller, speaker, and business coach. He is a Guinness World Record holder and has been nominated for the Canadian “Walk of Fame.” He has received a BASc in Psychology and a Master of Counseling (MC) in Psychology. Twice he received an honorary Doctorate Degree. Robert has impacted the lives of over 160,000 people through an emotional tale that has provided insights on how to determine one’s worth and create a life worthy of joy and success. His company, Magnetic Entrepreneur Inc, is also a publishing firm that has published over 100 books.

Jeff Newman (Rome Training)  “Brilliant tactics to support a survivor of a suicide attempt” Mental health is no different than cancer, lung disease, or diabetes. It’s actually bigger than all three combined because of the fear and stigmas that exist behind mental health. One of the things that I would like to see changed is awareness. If people could just listen to others without judgement, that would be a huge accomplishment. There’s no shame or guilt having a mental health disorder, but the stigma and bias shame all of us. We are all imperfectly perfect. I help people understand those who are suicidal.

Replay ~ Robert J. Moore & Jeff Newman
Replay 4 ~ ''Don't D.I.E.'' Workshop
Dr. Michael J. Marx (New Trails Coaching) The gatekeeper course from the QPR Institute; Question Persuade Refer QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of people, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Ask a question, save a life. Learning Objectives 1. How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal 2. The warning signs of suicide among clients 3. How to get help for coaching clients in crisis
Replay ~  Dr. Michael Marx
Replay 5 ~ ''Don't D.I.E.''  Panel Discussion
Frank King (Mental Health comedian) “Smart Phones, Social Media and Suicide” Frank’s talk will identify the negative impact on problem solving and coping mechanisms, cognitive functioning, memory, the effects on neural pathways of the brain and its relationship to self-destructive and suicidal behavior. He speaks about the increased risk for development of suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, narcissism and sociopathic behavior with chronic social media use. Participants will learn how to recognize warning signs associated with isolation and understand how to start a conversation on reducing physical distance while staying connected.
Replay ~  Frank King Panel Discussion
Suicide Awareness ''Don't D.I.E.'' 
We would like to thank the non-profit Coaching Suicide Awareness (CSA) for the above information and for 
  • spreading awareness of growing mental health needs.
  • Giving information about  how to refer people who are suicidal to professional help & resources.
  • Train & Equip coaches with mental health tools, especially suicide ideation identification.
For more information please visit their website

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Sleep, Mood & Hormones

Have you seen the videos for women by Prof. Sandra Kooij, Patricia Quinn  or Sara Binder? These videos have valuable information for women about sleep, mood and hormones. Feel free to watch on our video page.

We hope you enjoyed our newsletter,
and hope to meet you soon.

Best wishes,

The ADHD Women Team


The ADHD Women Project

The Knowing Me, Knowing You! support groups is an initiative by ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium AISBL, a non profit charity and ADHS Deutschland A.V (Germany) who have joined forces to raise awareness for ADHD in Women under the #Brainlifegoals campaign grant awarded by EFNA (European Federation of Neurological Conditions). This grant has enabled us to create the website for women who have or suspect they have ADHD / ADD! Both organisations are members of ADHD Europe.

More about ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium

Our #brainlifegoals project ended at end of May 2021, and our non profit organisation ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium have decided to continue the project to continue making a difference in women's lives. Here is a recent article that you may find interesting, it explains our organisation, volunteers, and our efforts to advocate for those living with ADHD.  

Peer to Peer Support Groups

We have held several Peer to Peer support groups since May 2021. Women who have (or suspect that they may have) ADHD/ADD join our meetings, exchanging & sharing experiences. We also discuss how our challenges we experience can be turned into strengths in a positive way.

Come and join our safe place for sharing, helping one another and getting advice from our two wonderful ADHD Educator facilitators: Joanne Norris, Ed.D., ADHD & ASC Coach and Donnalea Barber, Life and ADHD Coach. Visit our website to read more about our facilitators or to register for the next meeting

Your ADHD Women Tribe

Finding our ADHD Women Tribe and Support Group is so important to ADHD Women. Feel free to browse around other support groups  (ie  about their support groups or services offered, have a look on our website page. Current countries include, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland and United Kingdom. Including information pages for Canada, and U.S.A. 
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