Supporting parents/carers of children with ADHD


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

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Andrew Swartfigure 

Andrew Swartfigire spoke to our Group about behaviour. Here are his Behaviour Analysis and ADHD slides and the video is on our YouTube Channel and this website’s Videos tab. If you ike this, please donate @…/AdhdRichmondSupportGroup1



Achieving for Children want to hear your views on provision and services for 14-19 yr olds. Visit their website for their Opportunities Pack and let them know what you need for your child’s future. Email them:


CaptureOur latest donation has taken us to 26% of the total. Thank you and if you enjoy our Talks, read our Handbook or benefit from our website resource please donate whatever you wish @…/AdhdRichmondSupportGroup1



September 27 + other dates: Meet the Educational Psychologists

Achieving for Children’s Educational Psychology Service wants to improve its partnership working with parents and carers.  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 3A

Tuesday 3rd October – 7pm to 9pm at 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:  )

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

For more info T:   07469 746 145 E:



Excellent sum up by ADHD Richmond supporter, Bethlyn Killey, about the NHS Richmond CCG meeting on CAMHS future diagnosis. ADHD Richmond was represented by our adviser, Val Ivens, backed up by three of our Steering Committee members – Gill Sears, Trish D’Cruz and Amy- Lou Barker plus Support Group member Patricia Taylor. Huge thanks to them for their input. Read Bethyln’s report here



awareness month headerWatch out for us in your local newspaper or magazine (send us a link). Tell everyone (teachers, GPs, etc … ) about us.


3 October – CAMHS future ADHD & Autism diagnosis chat 1.30pm to 3pm MeToo&Co, The CrossWay Centre, Twickenham, TW1 2PD To book e-mail:

4 Oct: ADHD Richmond Talk – ADHD! – what to do know + Girls with the condition.  Dr Claire Scott, Consultant Community Paediatrician AND Children’s Councillor, Susan Chappell. 7-9pm Russell Cooke Solicitors, Kingston

5 Oct: ADHD Richmond post-diagnosis session (free) 10am Russell Cooke Solicitors, Kingston

7 Oct: ADHD Richmond Play/Meet Up. 10-12 Marble Hill Park Adventure Playground

9 Oct:  1pm to 2.30pm CAMHS future ADHD & Autism diagnosis chat Express CIC, 452 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 7EL To book e-mail:

10 Oct: ADHD Richmond Talk – EHCP & Education Law with Eva Akins. 1100-1300 Russell Cooke Solicitors, Kingston

10 Oct:  CAMHS future ADHD & Autism diagnosis chat  7pm to 8.30pm Langdon Down Centre, Normansfield, 2A Langdon Park. Teddington. TW11 9PS To book e-mail:


12 Oct: An afternoon of poetry & performance for women. Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Rd, London NW5 2BX. Send in your 5 min video contribution

13 Oct: ADHD Richmond & Kingston Carers Coffee & Chat 10-12 at 418 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 7HF

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16 – 28 October  :  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

AfC16 OctoberPractitioner training in ADHD. Tell your teacher or social worker about this course which 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. 9.30-4.30pm Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY


18 October DEADLINE for ADHD comments on the NICE guidelines update. This document is the most important text relating to your child’s ADHD. It is the Holy Grail for Consultants, GPs, Practitioners. Give your views on the changes being made to the Guidelines:

Can Do Courses

19 Oct: Can Do Courses offer a half-day workshop called Understanding ADHD  this course will cover many important aspects. Tell your teacher or teaching assistant to book. Open to parents too. 1-4pm Ambassadors Bloomsbury, 12 Upper Woburn Pl.
London WC1H 0HX

23 Oct: Fastminds (Adult ADHD Support Group) meets from 7-9pm Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PT


Other October events, and more detail on those above, include:


1 Oct: Kew Gardens event for visitors with #ADHD & #ASD and their carers. Sunday 9:00am – 10:00am Free event including free day entry

Kew’s Palm House team are offering a special opening to enjoy this iconic glass house for an hour before the gardens open to the general public at 10:00am.
Includes: handling session (open session) and guided tour (register on arrival).

This free event includes day entry so participants are welcome to stay and explore the Garden’s after the event.

Places are limited and pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. If you would like to register in advance to attend this event or require further information please email
quoting ‘Out of Hours event’ in the message title.
Tel: 020 8332 5643


Post-Diagnosis.jpg5 October:   Parents/Carers in Richmond and Kingston only are offered free access to our next 2-hour post-diagnosis information session. 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

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10 Oct: Home-Start offer a Workshop on Raising a Resilient Child. Surbiton High School 7.30-9.30pm


gow launch

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:   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:


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Nov 9/10: 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.


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:


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 from any area but those in Richmond Borough get precedence.  You must email to book your seat asap: Please  print/email/deliver this flyer to your GP surgery, hospital, library, school etc.

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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:



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