Supporting parents/carers of children with, or concerned about, ADHD


A voluntary, independent, non-funded, parent carer support group for the neuro-developmental condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & all its comorbidities. Visit Events and our Facebook page. Subscribe to our daily Blog 



ADHD Richmond featured on BBC Radio 4 In All in the Mind this week

Claudia Hammond interviews Professor Phillip Asherson from the Maudsley Hospital on his research into ADHD and mind wandering. Investigating the link, Professor Asherson says” it’s still a hypothesis but based very much on the experience of people with ADHD, that mindwandering is at the core and leads to the behavioural problems that we use to determine the diagnosis” Professor Asherson has developed a clinical scale to measure the amount of mind wandering in ADHD which in the future might be used as a diagnostic test.

Also Talia and Josie, who both have ADHD, explore with Val Ivens from ADHD Richmond how their daydreaming affects their lives

Listen to the audio on our YouTube Channel



ADHD Richmond & Achieving for Children proudly launch the WhyTry programme for Yrs 9-11 youngsters. Book your place now

Why Try? is a group for young people in Richmond in Years 9, 10 or 11 who have a diagnosis of ADHD and may be struggling at home or at school. Why Try? is a strengths-based approach to helping young people overcome their challenges and improve their futures.

The group meets weekly after school for eight to 10 weeks and focuses on motivation and emotional health as well as having fun!

Dates by arrangement.

Please contact ADHD Richmond if you are interested in finding out more or wish to put a young person forward. E:

See our why-try-b flyer

ADHD Richmond has launched a new Members Only Private Forum where parents/carers can chat; ask questions; offer tips etc … Simply go to and ask to be approved for membership. Please always remain courteous and respectful of your fellow members
Meet our Steering Group; made up of parents with ADHD children. It gives its mandate to act on all matters and to speak on its behalf to the Lead, Val Ivens, who is an ADHD coach. Read all About Us
afc-lgo Achieving for Children has informed us that due to the high demand for the Aiming High grants, they are unable to accept any more applications before April 2017.
Jan 11 2017: Come to our first EVENING Talk. We have booked some eminent speakers for you and we hope you’ll support these sessions. We particularly welcome your partners who may not be able to attend our daytime talks.
Jan 17: Our first DAYTIME talk of 2017 is a double whammy with 2 subjects covered: Executive Functioning AND Occupational Therapy.
We are fortunate to have booked 2 expert speakers for you. Come and discover more about how you can help your child


Here is the line-up for the ADHD Richmond EVENING TALKS


These are the evening Talks we have arranged for you in 2017. If these are well supported, we intend to extend our 7-month trial period. Please email to let us know you wish to attend any of these FREE Talks. Please  print/email/deliver this flyer to your GP surgery, hospital, library, school etc…



These are the FREE daytime Talks in 2017 we have arranged so far. Please make a note in your diary now of them all. Email: to confirm your place at each of them. Please  print/email/deliver this flyer to your GP surgery, hospital, library, school etc…



Read it in full at the top of the side-bar on this website.  If you see any errors please email:

justgiving-sponsor-me We’re raising £500 to pay for the printing costs of our FREE ADHD Handbook.  You may wish to make a small donation of £2 or more. Thanks



16 Dec deadline: Petition: #SEND budgets need ring-fencing for children’s #education not LA #legal fees


heather-andersonJanuary-May: Meet our new Interim Head of Integrated Service at Achieving for Children –  Heather Anderson – at these parent/carer drop-in sessions:

Moor Lane Centre, Chessinton                                   Croft Centre, Kew

Monday 9th January 2017 12.00-1.30pm               Wednesday 8th February 2017 10.00am-12.00pm

Monday 6th March 2017 10.00-12.00pm               Wednesday 5th April 2017 12.00pm-1.30pm

Monday 9th May 2017 12.00-1.30pm                      Wednesday 7th June 2017 10.00-12.00pm


Jan 10 2017: Tell your teachers, family workers etc… about this ADHD course which will enable practitioners to increase their understanding of ADHD. The course will provide an overview of what ADHD is and the impact it has upon school and home life. By the end of the day practitioners will have the essential skills and knowledge to better support children and their families locally



January 2017 : Sen Talk – Big sensory integration project A new afterschool session will begin for children with high functioning Autism and ADHD, who attend mainstream education. The Sensory sessions, enable families and children to explore different sensory techniques to modulate behavioural responses. The session will also provide parents with a certain amount of respite, whilst their children explore and engage with our sensory themed activities. The programme is due to start in January 2017 and will be a drop-in session in Battersea. Please contact  for more information: Annaliese Boucher from SENtalk will be giving a Talk to us on this topic on Tuesday July 4 at 1100


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