24th January 2011
The initial meeting of the ADHD campaign was called to order at 17:00 on 24/01/11 in Mansion building by the group.
Ana Ayala (AA) Venetia Hylton (VH) Joanna Eluka (JE) Sharon Legae (SL) Maurhys Phillips (MP) Natalie (NC) Sasha Manley
No Agenda set, First meeting.
No previous minutes, first meeting C. New Business NC: What is our campaign issue?
NC: Aim of campaign
MP: Raise awareness for those
NC: (Reads Planning of campaign)
SM: Can we not just raise awareness
NC: Or influence parents to stop using drugs
SM: For that we would need to do extensive research on the effects of Drugs and the alternative.
AA: It is different between social hierarchy, some one better off may be able to afford alternative treatments, where as others may not. Maybe it is better to focus on the long term
JE: but alternatives could be simple things such as diet.
AA: W e also should look at who benefits from the drugs, the pharmaceutical companies make money.
NC: Are they not controlled by the government?
AA: there has to be another way, we need to research this
NC: Should we split the research so we don’t all do the same thing
SM: I would like to do an overall brief… like summaries what it is ect.
AA: I want to look at the history
VH: im interested in the drugs
JE: Ill review the alternatives
SL: Statistics on illness, increases decreases ect. Are we looking internationally or just here
SM: I think we should focus on here for now
NC:Ill look at the education for children with the disorder.
MP: The BBC are a good source, as are sky news
JE: what about the NHS?
SM: What Skills does everyone have?
AA JE SM : design skills
MP: Collating information
SL: uni Radio contacts
MP: we could contact uni newspapers
SM: were not targeting students, Local papers would be better.
AA: Myself my sister and my dad have add, I think its inherited and is definitely better when the parent understands… The Government should put in schools people who are trained to deal with adhd children, without drugs.
SM: Going forward we will all bring research to our meeting next week
D. Agenda for Next Meeting Reasearch
Meeting was adjourned at 17:30. The next general meeting will be at 15:30 on 31/01/11 in Library
Minutes submitted by: Sasha Manley
SharonLegae 20:20, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
MaurhysPhillips 21:39, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
S.L.Manley 12:01, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
JoannaEluka 22:31 January 24, 2011 (UTC)
nataliec12:34, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
AnaAyalaMDX 11:11, March 22, 2011 (UTC)