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Happy holidays from our crew to yours! A letter from Laura MacNiven

Please note: Springboard Clinic will be closed for the holidays starting Saturday December 21 and will re-open on Friday January 3rd.

 

Dear Springboard Community,

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”
-Margaret J. Wheatley

As 2019 comes to a close, I reflect on the incredible joy I experience (on a daily basis) in my role at Springboard Clinic. I think about all the meaningful moments our team has been honoured to share with you over the past 10! years. And on a personal level, I think about how Springboard’s model has helped me in my own mental health journey.

I continue to believe that by spreading a vibe of hope and positivity, we can help more people find their best selves alongside their ADHD.


In 2019, we worked to spread this word. We wrote and shared our workbook internationally, kicking it off with a local community event. We loved hearing from all of you who showed up. We then hit the road presenting at the CADDRA, CADDAC and CHADD international conferences, spoke on dozens of podcasts, and shared articles with a number of mainstream publications. We were inspired over and over again by those living with and working in the area of ADHD.

As we move into 2020, we continue to be motivated by this expansive community. We love your stories of hope and innovation, and we both hear and appreciate your helpful feedback as we continue to learn. In this new year ahead, we are committed to offering new services that are open to “anyone, anywhere” and reach beyond our Yonge Street location. Our first foray into this is an online course for adults that I will be facilitating over 8 months, starting the beginning of January. I am really excited to be taking this step beyond our clinic walls, to walk alongside international participants as they go through their journey of finding themselves with ADHD. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please help us spread the word. In-clinic, we continue to work hard to meet the demand for our treatment services and want to thank each and every one of you for your patience while we navigated unprecedented waitlists in 2019.

As a community, we have come a long way in reducing stigma and promoting positivity when it comes to ADHD. We are not out of the woods, though. Let’s continue to tell our stories, build new resources, and believe in a world where ADHD can be an asset and a gift.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season,

Laura MacNiven

 

PS: We know finding "peace" at the holidays can be challenging. Check out our blog post from last year with suggestions to help you be a step ahead and take a few moments to visualize how you want your holidays to go. Make it yours by prepping and planning before you find yourself stuck “in the rush”.

 

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