tumblr_nqw7jz63t51sfmyv8o1_500  Supporting parents/carers of children with, or concerned about, ADHD.

We’re a voluntary, independent, non-funded, parent carer support group for the neuro-developmental condition -Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & all its comorbidities

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Thanks to Bettina and Victoria of Connections in Mind for talking to 50 parents at our ADHD Talk on Jan 17. Such an excellent session on Executive Function. The video  is available on the Videos tab of this website; also on our YouTube Channel and  here are the slides –  adhd-and-ef-jan-2017 Also, check out their website



January 25th 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: contactus@sentalk.org Annaliese Boucher from SENtalk will be giving a Talk to us on this topic on Tuesday July 4 at 1100


January 2017: ADHD Richmond & Achieving for Children proudly launch the WhyTry programme for Yrs 9-11 youngsters. 
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!

Please contact Val Ivens asap to put a young person forward: info@adhdrichmond.org

See our why-try-b flyer

ADHD Richmond offers teenage girls with ADHD the chance to make a video of their choosing about the condition. This is a 6 week session run by two Occupational Therapists.
Contact Val Ivens: info@adhdrichmond.org    asap with your child’s name and details



Feb 7: You really, REALLY won’t want to miss this Talk. Peter is funny and extremely well-informed and we’re delighted to welcome him back to our Group. You MUST email: communications@adhdrichmond.org to reserve a seat; this will be a sell-out Talk!

Anyone wishing to make a small donation of £2 or more should visit http://www.bit.ly/2dY6f31



Feb 7: You often tell us how difficult it is to speak to a speech and language therapist, so here’s our chance


Feb 7 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

heather-andersonFebruary-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

x                                                                                       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



Feb 21: Managing #Behaviours practitioner training by RUILS 09:30 – 16:00  Kingston URC, Eden Street, Kingston KT1 1HZ

Tell your teachers about this FREE training.

Behaviours which ‘challenge’ others ‘Challenging behaviour’ is how we talk about a range of behaviours which some people may display to get their needs met. The aim of this course is to consider how staff can work with people who may be aggressive or violent; and how to manage this behaviour.

This course covers: – What are behaviours/challenging behaviours – The types of challenging behaviour – The nature of the problem and solutions to be avoided – Why does it occur and what is it saying? – Promoting and managing non-challenging behaviours – Different approaches – Ways of being positive – Avoidance of ‘escalators’ You will receive a certificate for attending this course. We will also cover your travel expenses up to the value of £10. This is a FREE course, secure your place by booking today.

To book: https://behaviours_that_challenge.eventbrite.co.uk or call Ruils on 020 8831 6083



Feb 22: Following on from our first successful and well-attended evening Talk we offer you the chance to vent your feelings about ADHD service provision. Come along to hear what Surrey Council and CAMHS are doing and how provision can be improved

Reserve your place by emailing: communications@adhdrichmond.org



Feb 23: Our next free 123 Magic Parenting 5 week course begins for parents/carers in Richmond or Kingston

No one ever said parenting is easy. Living with children can be one of life’s most enjoyable experiences, but it can also be unbelievably frustrating. 123 Magic is a simple, precise and effective way of managing the behaviour of children.

Job 1: Controlling Challenging Behaviour – Learn an amazingly simple technique to get children to STOP doing what you don’t want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry etc.).

Job 2: Encouraging Good Behaviour – Learn several effective methods to get your children to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed and staying there!, chores etc.).

Job 3: Strengthening Your Relationship – Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children

You should attend ALL the 5 weeks. This course is highly recommended for all adults of children with ADHD. Book your place early!



Feb 28: What can a school do to support your child?  And what can’t it do?
This workshop, run by members of the SEND Family Voices at the invitation of the host school, focuses on children and young people in mainstream schools where needs are often being identified for the first time (eg dyslexia, high functioning autism and adhd).  There will be a focus on dyslexia and what both school and home can do.  Similar approaches can be considered best practice for high functioning autism, social communications and adhd.
Both parents and professionals are welcome to attend. We have been asked to run these in three different schools in both Kingston and Richmond during Spring 2017.    Initial dates below, more to follow – please contact us for more information.

These workshop are taking place during Tragalgar’s whole school project on emotional health & well-being.  We expect to touch on this area as well, in terms of sources of help.
28th February – 9.30am to 11.30am
Trafalgar Junior School, Elmsleigh Rd, Twickenham
28th February – 7pm to 9pm
Trafalgar Junior School, Elmsleigh Rd, Twickenham


Wed 3rd May start: FREE to first 10 to book and pay. We are subsidising these workshops.  Parents/carers MUST sign up for ALL the sessions.

Ever get that ‘stuck’ feeling?

Our experience as parents with children with additional needs can prompt difficult feelings. It’s easy to feel isolated and worn down.  Children can present behaviour that challenges our confidence in our own competence!

Families helping Families  is a new project that offers reflective and analytical tools to parents.  In a group facilitated by a qualified therapist, parents work together to generate insight into what behaviour means, resourcing each other with new ideas and strategies.  Families benefit from new tools, a new perspective on what they are experiencing and a shared sense of community.

Facilitator:  Bridget McCabe MA, MBACP, Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist trained with Terapia/University of Middlesex. She has worked with individual children in primary and secondary schools and has worked in the Safe Team (Borough of Ealing) as a family worker helping 13-19 year-old young people and their families.  Prior to her life as a therapist, Bridget was a nurse and later a holistic health practitioner.  Bridget has three children, one of whom has special needs.

Sign Up Early! The Families Helping Families Program will run weekly for seven sessions Starting Date: Wed 3rd May End Date: Wed 21st June Time: 9:45 – 12:15pm

Venue: Mina Hogan Room, St Mary’s Parish Hall, Langham Road, Teddington, Middx TW11 9HF

Cost: Free

Contact: Valerie Ivens Tel: 07768600706 info@adhdrichmond.org



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 communications@adhdrichmond.org 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…

Anyone wishing to make a small donation of £2 or more can visit http://www.bit.ly/2dY6f31 Thanks



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: communications@adhdrichmond.org to confirm your place at each of them. Please  print/email/deliver this flyer to your GP surgery, hospital, library, school etc…

Anyone wishing to make a small donation of £2 or more can visit http://www.bit.ly/2dY6f31 Thanks



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

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


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