With an estimated 1.2 million Australian living with ADHD, being collaborative is the only way we will succeed. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts and we need to work together to create positive change. This doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for diversity of opinion or approach. We all have a role to play as the need is great. By working at the intersection between community, government, education, and the health sector, we can reduce stigma and isolation and create new opportunities and potential.
ADHD is a diagnosis that comes with community judgement and stigma and like many mental health conditions is an area where there is emerging information. We enter dialogue with respect, and an understanding that constructive dialogue is the way to change community attitudes.
Having integrity means not only knowing, but always doing what’s right – even when no one’s looking. As an emerging organisation ADHD Australia has prioritised the need to remain positive, but to also stand up for what we believe is right.
We will operate in a professional manner and ensure that we meet the governance standards expected of us.
We value open communication. We are transparent about our successes and failures. We will continue to remain focused on the end goal and the cause.
We are accountable to each other, our supporters and the community to be a balanced voice for positive change.