Neurodiversity support group: open to all

Join us each month to socialise, talk about experiences and support one another.


Each month we host a support group to bring people together, discuss key topics and issues, share experiences, pass on knowledge, and celebrate neurodiversity*.

Everyone including carers, children and parents are invited. It’s a friendly group of welcoming people, all going through similar experiences and wanting to help and support each other as best they can.

Key speakers often attend from support services including North Lincolnshire Council, Ongo’s mental health and employment support team and Andy’s Man Club.

*Being neurodivergent describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in different ways; there is no one “right” way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits. Common conditions including ADHD, autism and other physical and hidden disabilities are part of this.

Date: The first Thursday of every month Time: 10am – 12pm (two hours) Place: The Arc, Westcliff

Key themes the group chat about:

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Route to diagnosis
  • Education and support
  • Special guests to invite
Philly Smith

Phili Smith who attends the group said:

“I come here because there’s nothing else similar where we can get together and support each other and I’m a real advocate for that.

“Being autistic or caring for someone with it can be very lonely, you sometimes avoid activities and lose friendships, it feels like there’s no break. That’s why safe spaces like this where you can just be yourself are so important.”

Hear more on Phili’s thoughts here

Map of The Arc