Creating a community, where everyone belongs


We have many volunteer opportunities here at Tees Valley Buddies.

If you want more information please visit our volunteer page

What we offer

We offer many services including Peer Support Buddies and Self-Advocacy

For more information please visit out What we off page

What is Neurodiversity

If you would like more information of what is neurodiversity

Please visit our What is Neurodiversity page


We hold weekly groups around Middlesbrough

Neurokin Walk and Talk, Self-Advocacy Group and Neurokin Games Night

Please visit our groups page for information

Management Roles

Want to be apart of the management team?

Please have a look at your management role page


We have many events coming up including Neurofest on 18th June 2022


Please visit our event page for more information.

What We Offer

Peer Support Buddies


Community opportunities programme



self advocacy

Support for carers and families

Parent and carer support buddies

Stay and play sessions

5 hours ago

Tees Valley Buddies
Tomorrow, we have our Walk & Talk group from 10.30am-1.30pm at Stewart's Park. Here we discuss numerous topics whilst we walk around the park. We will be having a bring your own food picnic.As a precaution, if you have any Covid 19 symptoms, please do not attend! Everyone’s health and safety is a priority for us.If you are interested, feel free to message the page for more details. Look forward to seeing you there. 🙂Dan ... See MoreSee Less
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The emotional impact that undiagnosed ADHD can have on ones life-my story;Before being diagnosed later in life with adhd at the age of 36 I had gone though the whole of my life feeling inadequate and a failure. I struggled more in adulthood especially in the work place. I couldn’t understand why compared to everyone else I had to work that much harder to keep on top of everything but still managed to fall behind on deadlines and work responsibilities.The time I reached rock bottom was when I met my partner and become a Mother I couldn’t juggle the responsibilities of everyday life. I lost more & more confidence in myself and felt I was letting everyone down the feeling of complete hopelessness over came me and I fell deep into depression. I never knew I had adhd at the time I couldn’t explain to people how I was feeling out of embarrassment.I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and pain syndrome.No mental professional looked deeper to search for the root cause of my issues instead I was Prescribed a cocktail of different over the counter drugs from diazepam, morphine , Codeine amongst others.I was on these drugs non stop for 3 years I had very little monitoring. Every time I called my Gp back then complaining of pain my gp just upped my dose.I can’t remember 3 years of my life when I was on these drugs I missed out on being a mum to my boys and a partner.The turning point came when after being on these drugs for years I woke up and couldn’t see but blackness I was told by my doctor in hospital that these drugs were ruining my eyesight and I could end up blind.Looking back now and doing my own research I have found that experiencing depression, mood fluctuations, anxiety, altered perceptions and cognition, and emotional instability, are all commonly associated with chronic pain. This is a result of the perceived stress that impacts the body on a physical and chemical level.We need to look more closely not just want we see but the root course of someone’s medical symptoms.Annemarie #people #research #medical #work ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Tees Valley Buddies
Happy MondayA reminder that self care is important.Dan ... See MoreSee Less
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