Unlocking ADHD was founded to bring hope to the ADHD community and to address the gap in information, support, and access that exists in Singapore.
We believe that there are many struggling children/ youths in the community and stressed-out parents who have tried many avenues but are unable to unlock their children’s potential. This situation also applies to adults who have struggled through childhood, academic, professional, and personal life saddled with underperformance, shame, low self-esteem, and negative labels.
If ADHD happens to be the underlying reason for their situation, the good news is that with a proper diagnosis and management, life can change for the better! ADHDers have many inherent strengths and identifying these will enable them to become productive members in society and also fulfill their potential.
There is gap in the availability of information about ADHD in Singapore – where to go for help, access affordable support and connect to a community. There are also gaps in accessing tools to equip ADHDers to live a better life. Unlocking ADHD hopes to be able to do its part to fill these gaps.
US psychiatrist, Dr Edward (Ned) Hallowell, a world authority on ADHD and himself an ADHDer, has described the ADHD brain as a “Ferrari engine with bicycle brakes”. Unlocking ADHD would like to support the efforts to strengthen the “bicycle brakes” of ADHDers
2021 was a big year for Unlocking ADHD – We started our social media presence in April, our website went “live” in July and we officially launched in October in conjunction with ADHD Awareness Month. On November 9, 2021, we were registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee (Non Profit). Read about our year here. We are grateful for our dedicated team of volunteers, without whom we would not have been able to serve the ADHD community through creating content, planning events and reaching out to society. Click to find out more about our volunteers!