Neurodiversity training

We base our training on the real-life experiences of neurodiverse individuals, and encourage discussions between employees and management to help everyone see the world from a neurodivergent point of view

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 our neurodiversity training can help you

  • Do you want your workforce to communicate better?
  • Do you want to build a truly inclusive working culture?
  • Do you want to foster a culture of inclusivity and respect that’s key to attracting and retaining top talent?

Better understanding and support equals a more inclusive working culture. And the best way to achieve this is through the specialist training we provide.

Our CPD-certified Neurodiversity In The Workplace training equips you with the tools to recognise and unlock the potential of neurodiverse talent in your business.

Or you can invest becoming a Thrive Neurodiversity Instructor. You can educate workplaces and communities about the strengths of neurodiverse individuals, and unlock an attractive revenue stream.

Discover our Neurodiversity Instructor programme