Our aims as a support group for parents or carers of
children with a diagnosis of ADHD are to:
Provide and promote a space to share and talk about the challenges of managing ADHD within the context of a family
Increase awareness and understanding of ADHD, its presentations, management and complexities
Work in partnership with NHS Ayrshire & Arran and other agencies to share learning and skills from a range of professionals working with ADHD
Please contact Carol Cartwright as detailed to be sent a leaflet and meeting dates flyer.
This group meets on the last Wednesday of each calander month – excluding July and December and covers the whole of Ayrshire. In view of this, the meeting rotates between venues in North, South and East Ayrshire. We provide a forum for parents and carers to meet other parents and carers coping with a child who has a diagnosis of ADHD across primary, secondary ages and into further education.
We try to reduce isolation for those who attend and provide an opportunity to share skills, knowledge and experiences with others experiencing similar challenges and dilemmas. The group is faciliated by a committee which currently consists of 4 parent/carers and the CAMHS Community ADHD Nurse for Ayrshire.
Speakers are invited to attend with the aim of learning about new developments, new services or sharing strategies and positive management, or from services that may work alongside health to support families managing a child or young person with ADHD.
Free to parents/carers attending
10am to 12 noon
Our current venues are the South Ayrshire Carers Centre, Menzies Hotel in Irvine and North West Kilmarnock Area Centre all of which have good accessibility.