Having been herself diagnosed with the condition just last year, creating a greater awareness about ADHD means a great deal to our founder, Lucy Macnamara.
Commenting on her own experiences with ADHD, Lucy reveals that she had trouble concentrating as a child – “I read the questions too quickly, panicked when I realised I couldn’t answer them, and then sat and fidgeted, or looked out the window for the rest of the exam” – and that in later life this has manifested itself in challenges including “trying to focus on an important zoom call”.
Lucy advocates the need to share information and encourage discussion about ADHD, maintaining that, had she been diagnosed with the condition earlier, this would have made a huge difference to navigating those tricky earlier years.
Lucy is particularly passionate about educating people, especially kids who have just been diagnoised with it, and employers, on the benefits of the condition, both in and out of the workplace. When it comes to her personally, she says "I have the creativity, drive and energy to come up with ideas and push them forward and can make quick decisions".