The ADHD Richmond and Kingston Christmas party on 5th December at Ham Youth Centre was a huge success and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our amazing sponsors.


Thank you to local businesses on Ham Parade for donating raffle prizes;  Divine Dry Cleaners a £10 voucher, M & J Hardware 2 pairs of pruner scissors and Dance Active a Soft Ballet Bag. Squires in Twickenham supplied a £10 voucher. Our kindly donated auction prizes included a signed football by Crystal Palace player Patrick … Continue reading The ADHD Richmond and Kingston Christmas party on 5th December at Ham Youth Centre was a huge success and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our amazing sponsors.

A super big thank you to Super Cuts for donating a wash, cut and blow dry at their salon in the Bental’s centre and Ben Forrest Hairdresser’s on Ham Parade for providing a £50 voucher as prizes in our Big Christmas raffle.


To enter come to the ADHD Richmond and Kingston Children’s Christmas Party at Ham Youth Club on 5th December 7 – 9pm. If you would like to attend then please email us at communications@adhdrichmond.org, all children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Many thanks to Wendy’s Workshop, Pottery and Painting Café in Kingston Up on Thames, for kindly donating a £10 vouchers as a prize in our Big Christmas Raffle.


If you would like a chance to win then come and join us at the ADHD Richmond and Kingston Children’s Christmas Party at Ham Youth Club on 5th December 7 – 9pm, please email us at communications@adhdrichmond.org  if you would like to attend, all children must be members and accompanied by a parent or carer.

Thank you to Bill’s Restaurant Kingston Riverside for donating a £50 voucher as a prize in our Big Christmas Raffle


If you want a chance to win, then come and join us at the ADHD Richmond and Kingston Christmas Party at Ham Youth Club on 5th December 7 – 9pm, please email us at communications@adhdrichmond.org if you would like your children to attend, all children must be members and accompanied by a parent or carer.

A big ADHD Richmond thank you to Best Fish and Chips for donating 2 x £20 vouchers and Vue Cinema in Kingston for providing 4 x VIP cinema tickets as prizes in our Big Christmas Raffle.


For a chance to win, come and join us at the ADHD Richmond Children’s Christmas Party at Ham Youth Club on 5th December 7 – 9pm. If you would like to attend please email us at communications@adhdrichmond.org , the party is open to our members and all children must be accompanied by a parent or … Continue reading A big ADHD Richmond thank you to Best Fish and Chips for donating 2 x £20 vouchers and Vue Cinema in Kingston for providing 4 x VIP cinema tickets as prizes in our Big Christmas Raffle.

ADHD Richmond would like to say a huge thank you to The Cardinal Peppe Italian Restaurant in Kingston and Costa Coffee in Ham for sponsoring the ADHD Richmond Children’s Christmas Party.


The Cardinal Peppe will be providing pizza and Costa Coffee supplying cake. If you are a member and would like your children to join us at Ham Youth Club on 5th December 7 – 9pm, please email us at communications@adhdrichmond.org, all children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.  And if that isn’t enough … Continue reading ADHD Richmond would like to say a huge thank you to The Cardinal Peppe Italian Restaurant in Kingston and Costa Coffee in Ham for sponsoring the ADHD Richmond Children’s Christmas Party.

Tuesday 27th November – Family Matters Workshop on Speech, Language and Communication Needs – 10am to 1pm Disability Action & Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road Teddington TW11 8HT


Alison Huneke from Afasic will be leading a workshop on support for special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools. Afasic is a parent-led charity representing the interests of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The charity provides information and support for parents and others through their website and parents’ helpline. … Continue reading Tuesday 27th November – Family Matters Workshop on Speech, Language and Communication Needs – 10am to 1pm Disability Action & Advice Centre, 4 Waldegrave Road Teddington TW11 8HT

New After School Clubs in Richmond


Some new FREE after schools club have just started in Richmond at the Croft Centre, Windham Road, Richmond, TW9 2HP. These clubs are for 8+ and will be running on Tuesday and Thursdays. Here is a link with more information that could be of interest.  https://www.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/short-breaks-and-respite/short-breaks/aiming-high-short-breaks/achieving-for-children-after-school-club

Have your say on future funding of services for Richmond children and families with SEND


Richmond Council is inviting parents, carers, young people and other stakeholders for their views on the future of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Richmond. The results of the consultation will inform the Council’s budget setting process for 2019-20, and help to further develop the local offer of … Continue reading Have your say on future funding of services for Richmond children and families with SEND

Tuesday 16th October Daytime talk – We welcome Tony Doyle of Qbtech who is coming to talk to us about QB (Quantitative behaviour technology) Testing for ADHD


Tuesday 16th October 11am – 1pm at Russell Cooke Solicitors, Kingston KT1 1QN We are incredibly fortunate this week to have Tony Doyle show us the QB testing used in ADHD assessments. This is the new form of computer assisted testing which assesses for hyperactivity along with rapid eye movement etc. Tony will explain how … Continue reading Tuesday 16th October Daytime talk – We welcome Tony Doyle of Qbtech who is coming to talk to us about QB (Quantitative behaviour technology) Testing for ADHD

Navigating through Transitions: A Guide for Parents of Children & Young People with ADHD – slides now available


We found the talk by ADHD Specialist Archie Chimanayi last Wednesday most informative. It covered the issues children and young people can face at two main transition stages in their lives and how parents can help them manage these. Here are the slides.  Managing Transitions (ADHD Kingston & Richmond) presentation

Wednesday Evening Talk on 10th October – 7pm to 9pm at Ham Youth Centre – Archie Chimanayi will be talking about transition from primary to secondary school, transition to adult services and coping with challenging teenagers


ADHD Specialist Archie Chimanayi will be talking about transition from primary to secondary school, transition to adult services and coping with challenging teenagers. Archie has over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS across inpatient and community settings working with both children and adults with mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. He has also delivered parenting … Continue reading Wednesday Evening Talk on 10th October – 7pm to 9pm at Ham Youth Centre – Archie Chimanayi will be talking about transition from primary to secondary school, transition to adult services and coping with challenging teenagers

Meeting of Children’s Services and Schools Overview and Scrutiny Committee at York House, Monday, 8 October 2018 7:00 pm


At this meeting Achieving for Children will be reporting to Richmond Council on what they have been doing and Councillors will have the opportunity to scrutinise their report and ask questions. Parents can attend and also ask questions if submitted in advance. Details are here: https://cabnet.richmond.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=774&MId=4521&Ver=4

Challenging behaviour workshops for parents and carers at Achieving for Children (AfC) on 15th and 16th November


Are you concerned about your child’s behaviour at home? Would you like to talk to a member of our Educational Psychology or Emotional Health teams about this? Achieving for Children would like to invite you to one of the following workshops: For parents of children, 3 to 7 years: Thursday 15 November, 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm … Continue reading Challenging behaviour workshops for parents and carers at Achieving for Children (AfC) on 15th and 16th November

Imminent! SEND Ofsted Inspection announced: Calling all Kingston parents and carers to provide their views on local SEND services and provision


Our colleagues at SEND Family Voices have asked us to pass on the following message to Kingston parents: Last week Ofsted announced a SEND Local Area Inspection for Kingston.  This inspection is to review how Kingston Borough meets its responsibilities to children and young people (from birth to age 25) who have special educational needs … Continue reading Imminent! SEND Ofsted Inspection announced: Calling all Kingston parents and carers to provide their views on local SEND services and provision