Adult ADHD Peer Support


Is not/Does not

  • A person with ADD/ADHD
  • Shares lived experience
  • A role model for positive behaviour
  • Motivates through hope and inspiration
  • Supports many pathways to recovery 
  • Teaches the person how to accomplish daily tasks
  • Sees the person as a whole person in the context of the person’s roles, family, community
  • A medical or clinical professional
  • Give professional advice
  • Tell the person how to lead their life 
  • Motivate through fear of negative consequence
  • Prescribe one specific pathway to recovery
  • Do tasks for the person
  • See the person as a case or diagnosis

Makes A Difference

  • Increased sense of hope and inspiration
  • Increased empathy and acceptance
  • Increased engagement in self-care and wellness
  • Increased social support and social functioning
  • Increased community engagement
  • Increased quality of life and life satisfaction
  • Increased sense of self-efficacy
  • Increased empowerment to take action
  • Decreased self-stigma
  • Decreased substance abuse
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased internalised blame
  • Decreased family isolation
  • Decreased cost to the mental health system