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Scottish ADHD Coalition

The Scottish ADHD Coalition was launched in June 2017 to bring together the voluntary organisations providing support to adults and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Scotland, and their parents, carers and families.

Ayrshire ADHD is setting up a new group in Irvine for adults with ADHD.
For find out more information about this group, contact Chris at

NADARS Drop-In Clinics

North Ayrshire Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Service (NADARS) run drop-in clinics throughout North Ayrshire for anyone worried about their own, or some else’s alcohol or drug use. See the attached leaflet for your nearest clinic. For more information call 01294 476000.

Do You Have Your Card?

If you have never had a card before, the link below will take you to all the information you will need on how to apply for one in North Ayrshire. Plus, find out how to get a replacement if yours is lost, broken or you just need to change your details or photograph.

Find out more here.

Free Sanitary Products Scheme Expands In Scotland

Free sanitary products will be available in more public places after the Scottish government committed another £4m to tackle period poverty.

Libraries and leisure centres are among venues that will have free products after they were offered in schools, colleges and universities last August.

The funding will be given to councils who will work with other organisations to meet local needs.

The move stems from a pilot project announced by the Scottish government in July 2017 that gave women and girls in low income households in Aberdeen free tampons and towels.

Its success saw an expansion of the project in May last year before the government dedicated £5.2m to offer free products to all pupils and students in Scotland in August.

KA Leisure First Aid Training Courses for 2019

KA Leisure provide First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid Courses for individuals. All of the courses, listed on KA Leisure’s First Aid Training Course Calendar, provide the knowledge and skills required to give potentially lifesaving First Aid for a variety of emergencies.

For more information and to discuss your requirements and make reservation, please contact the Physical Activity Team on 01294 605128 or email or visit the website

Working Voices

Were you, or perhaps one of your friends or family, employed in local maritime or water-based industry – a shipyard, harbour, engineering firm or smithy for example?

Or do you have memories of community life around these industries, particularly in Irvine, Ardeer, Saltcoats, Stevenston or Ardrossan?

The Scottish Maritime Museum is keen to hear from those who can spare a little time to share their memories and help forge the story of life living and working around local maritime industries from the last century to present day.

There is a real lack of recorded history in this area so, through their Working Voices oral history project, they want to capture as many memories as they can and preserve  shared stories for present and future generations.

If you or someone you know can help, please get in touch with Alyssa Shepherd (Working Voices Co-ordinator) by email:
or telephone: 01294 278283

Home Visitor Volunteers Wanted

Blind Veterans Uk are looking for people within the community interested in becoming a Home Visitor Volunteer.

If you could spare some time to help local veterans, please contact Gemma.
Email: or call 07599 534 785

Toddler Laughter Yoga & Musical Movement

Toddler laughter yoga and musical movement is starting at Saltcoats Library on Thursday 24 January 2019 from 9:45-10:45am. The 6 week block costs £36 and is suitable for ages 9 months to 3 years.

Laughter Yoga exercise coupled with music and play with opportunities for your little one to explore and develop their physical abilities.

Laughter Yoga has benefits such as:

  • Improves happiness levels
  • Builds creativity and resilience
  • Tones facial and abdominal muscles
  • Improves blood flow and heart health
  • Relaxes sensitivity to pain
  • Improves motor function
  • Boosts immune function
  • Helps develop empathy and emotional intelligence

To book your sessions call Janine on 01294 461 730 or email

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