When broadcaster Nicky Campbell was 60-years-old, he was diagnosed with ADHD, but the move to see a specialist and get a diagnosis didn’t come solely from his own quest for answers, his daughter Kirsty, who is one of four girls, urged him to go. Kirsty was 15-years-old when she received an ADHD diagnosis herself, something which changed her academic life almost overnight. She had recognised traits in her dad and wanted him to have the same understanding and support that she was privy to.
Their story might not be new to you: in September 2022 Kirsty joined her dad on his podcast, Different, alongside Iain Lee who, like Nicky, has ADHD and bipolar. The episode gave an insight into living with ADHD, but also fuelled the father-daughter duo’s appetite to raise awareness of the need for support.