HUNDREDS of multi-coloured umbrellas have been suspended high above Stroud to raise awareness and understanding of ADHD and other neurodiverse conditions.

Created by the ADHD Foundation - the largest ‘user-led’ ADHD agency in Europe - the umbrella installation aims to flip the narrative of neurodiverse individuals, and instead recognise the strengths and ability of those with cognitive differences.

ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia all sit under the 'umbrella' term of neurodiversity - which is where the initial idea for the Umbrella Project came from.

Stroud mum Jane Roberts funded the project in memory of her son, Ben Roberts, who struggled with ADHD before taking his life in 2020. Read the full story here

Many thanks to Jenny Harding and Vintage Mary for these fabulous photos of the umbrellas in Stroud town centre.