Learn about Neurodiversity with our qualified training team.
What is neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity is a relatively new term in mental health practice. It means accepting the idea that it’s perfectly normal for our brains to function in many different ways. And it means accepting all the behavioural traits that result from that huge diversity.
- A neurodivergent person’s brain functions in one or more ways that differ from a typical person. For example, neurodivergent people may be diagnosed with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or dyspraxia.
- In the past these conditions were viewed as “problems” that needed fixing. But neurodiversity focuses on a more appropriate way of celebrating, respecting, and handling these conditions.
- The qualities and traits that are created by neurodiversity vary from exceptional perceptions of the world to high abilities with computer software, to enhanced creativity.
Why is neurodiversity important?
Neurotypical people were previously considered “normal”, and neurodiverse people were thought of as “abnormal”. Thankfully attitudes have changed, and this error in thinking is now being corrected. Neurodiversity is now recognised in the context of law and employment.
- It’s estimated that 1 in 7 people in the UK are neurodiverse. People would previously mistake these divergences as “laziness”.
- Neurodiverse people are at an increased risk of suffering from mental illness and poor well-being. This can be due to a lack of support or recognition, both socially and in the workplace.
- Some neurodiverse people can thrive in the workplace and build resilience to the difficulties they might face. But for others, working can be a struggle, and they may be battling depression, stress, and bullying.
How can we help you learn about neurodiversity?
- Do you want your workforce to communicate better?
- Do you want a team culture built on inclusion?
- Do you want to learn how diversity can be an asset?
Our qualified training team have the expertise and experience to help you learn about, and be more aware of, neurodiversity. We encourage open discussions between our delegates and offer sessions delivered to help you see the world from a neurodivergent point of view.
We base our training on the real-life experiences of neurodiverse individuals. We provide first-hand insight and shine a light on all the positives that anyone who thinks differently can bring to any organisation.