Supporting parents/carers of children with ADHD

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A voluntary, independent, non-funded, support group for this neuro-developmental condition & all its comorbidities. Please donate

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August 28: Our friends MeToo&Co are going to be one of the charities benefitting from this FREE event with music provided by the popular band Retrospect and charity stalls, fun and games, a multi-sensory theatre performance, food and drink stalls, a petting zoo, a fun fair and a motorbike stunt team jumping through flaming hoops

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September 2: Summer Open DayEveryone is welcome! There will be unmissable water-sports fun for adults and children (over 8 years) PLUS family entertainment for all, including a BBQ, music and competitions throughout the day. Come along and experience a 45-minute taster activity for £5 (limited spaces. Spectator events throughout the day including a kayak slalom competition, sailing races and Dragon Boat demonstrations. Taster sessions are £5 per person, per activity. albanypark@achievingforchildren.org.uk  020 8547 6368

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September 3: Family Fun Day for children and young people with disabilities and their families. Come and join us for a fun filled afternoon with indoor and outdoor activities, including, climbing wall, pony rides, animals, face or hand painting, bouncy castle, biscuit decorating and lots more… Take this Moor lane fun day invite 17 May with you

For further information please contact David Arrow on 020 8547 6564

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Sept 5 daytime

September 5: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy strategies for children with #ADHD – Dr Jade Smith – Clinical Psychologist in Neurodevelopmental and Paediatric long term health at Psychology Services Ltd.
Dr Smith has written articles on a range of subjects in the area of mental health and psychology. She recently contributed to an initiative by the Department of Health on improving outcomes for young people and has just published a book on Adapting CBT for Children with ADHD (your attendance will put you in a draw for a copy!)

All our seminars are free and open to everyone but those in Richmond Borough get precedence.  You must email to book your seat asap: communications@adhdrichmond.org

If you wish, you may donate

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Coffee mornings posterSept 8 + other dates: ADHD Richmond has linked up with Kingston Carers to provide you with another opportunity to meet up with like-minded parents/carers. Just turn up for coffee & cake. Let’s make this a huge & successful partnership.

Let us know if you like this event, email: communications@adhdrichmond.org

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September 8: Tell your Practitioners about this Workshop on Behaviour from ACAMH

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Play Meet Up flyerSeptember 9:  ADHD Richmond Play/Meet-Up. All parents/carers of children with ADHD, from any Borough, are very welcome to join in the fun and chat. Other dates planned: 7 October. Please email our Steering Committee member, Jenny Cooper: jennypcoop@hotmail.co.uk to let her know you’ll be going

 

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September 11: Our ADHD adviser, Val Ivens, will be training teachers at Canbury School, Kingston from 3:45

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September 13: Tell your GP, teachers, social workers about this one-day introduction session is intended for practitioners who are beginners in the field of  ADHD, or looking for an opportunity to refresh their skills

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Sept 20 eve

September 20: Andrew Swartfigure, Head of Peatree Centre, Teddington will talk on Adhd and Behaviour – what does behaviour mean and what is its value to the individual. Andrew has worked with children and adults with Autism, language difficulties and ADHD for more than 17 years. He has worked as a self-employed ABA Consultant as well as working for organisations such as Childhood Autism UK (PEACH), Jigsaw CABAS School, Ambitious about Autism – (TreeHouse School, Ambitious College) and Beyond Autism.
The Peartree Centre is a mainstream inclusion unit based at Stanley Primary School in Teddington. The Centre caters for primary age children with Autism and other co-occurring difficulties such as language difficulties and ADHD.
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Eamonn Gilbert, Assoc. Dir for Commissioning (AfC) – Gaps in services (activities for young people with ADHD; training in workforce etc…)

All our seminars are free and open to everyone but those in Richmond Borough get precedence.  You must email to book your seat asap: communications@adhdrichmond.org

If you wish, you may donate

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September 21:   Parents/Carers in Richmond and Kingston only are offered free access to a 2 hour post-diagnosis information session which runs every month. You can discuss personal situations confidently and get some great advice. If your child has recently had a diagnosis you will benefit greatly from attending one of these meetings at Russell Cooke Solicitors in Kingston. These post-diagnosis information sessions are run by our ADHD advisor, Val Ivens, and Founder Gill Sears. Book your FREE place via info@adhdrichmond.org

You may donate if you wish

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September 26: ADHD Richmond highly recommends this FREE workshop on Challenging Behaviour  from Ruils. This is open to anyone, in any Borough, so we can’t impress enough that you book ahead NOW to ensure your place of only 20 seats!

Simone Siddell will also be sharing ideas on how to encourage your child to take part in family life, organise their time and their bedrooms! Simone is a qualified teacher who currently tutors children who are not in school due to emotional, behavioural and social issues. She works with looked after children and those on alternative provision programmes, helping them back into education. She has experience of working with children with ASC, ADHD, Dyspraxia, and PTSD.

Ruils – Disability Action & Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road,Teddington  TW11 8HT from 1000-1300. For more information or to book contact Sian Austin at Ruils on 07376277779 email: sianaustin@ruils.co.uk

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September 27 + other dates: Educational Psychology Service – focus groups Achieving for Children’s Educational Psychology Service want to improve their partnership working with parents and carers.  To help them achieve this goal, the EP’s are holding a series of focus groups with SEND Family Voices where they will listen to what you (parents and carers) have to tell them about your experiences of their service

Wednesday 27th September – 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Strada, Griffin Centre, Kingston, KT1 1JT Tuesday 3rd October – 7pm to 9pat York House, Richmond Rd, TW1 3AA

Friday 6th October – 10.30am to 12noon at MeToo&Co, The CrossWay Centre, Twickenham, TW1 2PD  (creche available.  Contact Fiona: info@metooandco.org.uk  )

Monday 16th October – 7pm to 9pm at The Strada, Griffin Centre, Kingston, KT1 1JT

For more info T:   07469 746 145 E:   sendfamilyvoices@outlook.com

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CaptureHere’s the Report from our CAMHS questionnaire into possible changes to the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust  ADHD and Autism diagnosis process. ADHD Richmond provided 40% of the feedback; thanks to everyone who took part. Read the summary conclusion: CAMHS Chat v5 Summary feedback final 080817

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thWe post daily to our Facebook page but remember even if you Follow us you will only ever see 16% of our posts on your Timeline. So, check in regularly to see news, updates etc…  and you can also join our Facebook Closed Group to make private comments and ask questions

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October 16 – 28 :  Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond presents a special co-production with Flute Theatre, of A Midsummer Night’s Dream  This participatory performance has been created specifically for young people, over 10 yrs, with communication and social interaction difficulties, including ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, PDA and other SEND. At each performance, up to 15 young people take part in sensory games, led by 6 actors. The games reveal the characters and themes of the play whilst helping participants with their communication skills. The participants families or carer sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium, whilst the actors and participants help to unravel Shakespeare’s story. Everyone is welcome to join the actors after the performance for tea and biscuits – a great chance a talk to other families and make new friends.  Mon – Fri 10.30am & 2.00pm Sat 10.30am All tickets £10 Booking is by phone only – call Izzy or Imogen at OT Take Part on 020 8940 0141

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AfCOctober 16: Tell your teacher or social worker about this Practitioner training in 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

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November 1:  launch of new charity by Dr. Rachel V. Gow who is one of our guest speakers next year.
Dr. Gow is a neurodevelopmental specialist. RSVP: dr.rachelvgow@gmail.com   07957 187 034 or via Eventbrite
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Nov 2 course starts: ADHD Richmond supports this 5 week AfC course for parents/carers in Richmond and Kingston only which is part of the diagnosis process. We highly recommend both parents, if possible,  book onto this course. Call Karen Williams on 020 8547 6965 or 07771 974388 Email: karen.williams@achievingforchildren.org.uk

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ADHD Richmond will be represented at this National ADHD Conference by Alastair and Val. All professionals and practitioners working in the field of ADHD are welcome to attend. There are some bursary places available at £90 per day. Tell your teachers, GP, social workers etc… about this.

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Val 1Nov 28:  ADHD Richmond’s adviser, Val Ivens, will be speaking at this RUILS workshop about the voluntary work we do e.g  bringing  about change to mainstream services; training professionals; producing vital pre and post-diagnosis information to guide parents/carers;  creating parent training classes. Val has done an incredible job in putting ADHD at the forefront of Children’s Mental Health, raising awareness and understanding with the public and professionals alike.  Whatever you want to know about ADHD. Val will be able to help. Ruils – Disability Action & Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road,Teddington  TW11 8HT from 1000-1300. Open to anyone in any Borough so we can’t impress enough that you book ahead NOW to ensure your place of only 20 seats! For more information contact Sian Austin at Ruils on 07376277779 email: sianaustin@ruils.co.uk

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TALKS - daytime

These are the daytime and evening Talks we have arranged for you in 2017. All our seminars are free and open to everyone but those in Richmond Borough get precedence.  You must email to book your seat asap: communications@adhdrichmond.org Please  print/email/deliver this flyer to your GP surgery, hospital, library, school etc.

You may donate if you wish

Talks - evening

 

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February 27 2018: ADHD Richmond recommends this free Anxiety Workshop by Linda Campbell Arthur (Parent Support Worker & clinical psychologist) for parents and carers in any Borough at The DAAC, 4 Waldegrave Rd, Teddington TW11 8HT 1000-1300. We can’t impress enough that you book ahead NOW to ensure your place of only 20 seats! For more information contact Sian Austin at Ruils on 07376277779 email: sianaustin@ruils.co.uk

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