About our Event:
This event is an introduction to the condition around Anxiety, OCD & Tic Disorders (such as Tourettes Syndrome) and how it affects individuals with it.
Our speaker is an inspirational, motivational, and humorous man, with a unique understanding and extensive personal experience living ADHD, OCD & Tourettes Syndrome;
Our events are always conducted in small groups, have a personal touch and are very informal;
Ideal for those who have anxieties over meeting new people or being amongst crowds.
It is an ideal event for ADHD'ers (Teen & Adult), parents/guardians, family, teachers & LSA's, and those training for employment roles involving children.
Causes of Anxiety
Symptoms of Anxiety
ADHD Symptoms and how they relate to anxiety
Tic Disorders and Tourette's Syndrome
Sleep Issues and Advice (for ADHD, OCD & TS)
Refreshments are provided.
Speaker: Stephen Challen
BIO: Steve was first diagnosed at the age of 13 with a condition they called "Food Related Hypersensitivity Disease" which was later combined with other condition titles into a new title of ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder). He has personal experience of coexisting conditions such as Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, ODD and Dyslexia and more. He has been married to his wife, Madeline, for 22 years and has three girls and a son aged from 10 - 21 years of age. His wife suffers from Chiari Type 1 and all four children are various position along the diagnosis / treatment for Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, Dyslexia, and Scoliosis. He is a key speaker for National Education Union (ATL Divison) and works tirelessly with families and schools to help improve the outcomes for young people and adults in Essex and across the UK.
What do others think of this talk?
Feedback from diagnosed individuals, family members, teachers, LSA and others who attend our meetings are always very positive. Here are just some of the messages of feedback from prior events that this talk was delivered:
Steve's talks are a constant in clarifying and adding to my knowledge as a parent of an ADHD'er.
Brilliant! and so imperative. Really felt the information could help with understanding and treatment.
Brilliant, lots of information on Tourette's. So helpful. Thank you.
What do others think of our other talks?
Feedback from diagnosed individuals, family members, teachers, LSA and others who attend our meetings are always very positive. Here are just some of the messages of feedback from prior events:
Was much more informative listening to someone living with the condition than the experts.
Stephen is excellent - knowledgeable, intelligent, sense of humour. I will definitely recommend him and the organisation to schools and parents.
Very informative, easy to understand, entertaining speaker, some of it was a real eye-opener.
Great talk from Steve, some interesting and valid scientific and practical evidence. Very informative.
Very informative and person friendly
Wealth of information explained at a high level. Engaging and inspirational.
Could have listened longer. He was really good and kept my attention all the time
It was very interesting and I found out information. The speaker was very good to listen to and spoke about his personal experiences which is really good.
Really enjoyed learning about the scientific elements of the disorder - makes the condition make sense to people and was interesting to see differences between neurotypical brain and ADHD brain.
Thank you, Stephen was very interesting, and I didn’t realise to connection between ADHD and ASD. It will make me think more about how I help the children in my school.
We also wanted to share this feedback we had earlier this year:
"A number of our teaching staff attended and we were all very appreciative of your honesty and also highly impressed by what you have achieved. The impact it has had on the staff was so great, management have recognised that ALL the staff need training to recognise the difficulties and implement strategies into their classroom in order to provide equal educational opportunities to vulnerable learners."