The mother of an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) sufferer who took his own life presented a new national award dedicated to her son.
Kay Bone, who lives in Souldrop, presented the Sean Bone award to Shirly Hand and Teresa Fitzgerald who have been working with adults with ADHD in Liverpool.
The presentation was made at the national conference of the Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Services (ADDISS) during ADHD Awareness Month.
Kay and husband Paul’s son Sean died in 2008 due to his condition.
The award was created by founder of the charity Andrea Bilbow in dedication to Sean.
Kay, 52, said: “I feel really proud. It means, not only is the awareness growing, but that Sean won’t be forgotten.
“I want to tear off the negative labels around the condition. Sean died because there wasn’t enough support out there for him and I want to change that. Teachers thought of him as ‘naughty child’ because they didn’t take the condition very seriously at all.
“He was on the go all the time, which was hard but I have always said I would have hand picked him, he was always the soft centre in a box of chocolates.”
The two recipients of the award founded the support group Ladders Of Life, and developed a programme called ADHD Works. For more visit to www.addiss.co.uk