ADHD Solutions is an organisation based in Leicester helping over 4432 families, and professionals cope with the challenges of ADHD.
ADHD Solutions is an independent initiative set up to support children young people and adults who have ADHD, their families, and the professionals who are working with them.
For some this will be empowering parents to restore balance in their home by implementing our behaviour management programme.
For others it may be that we work with a child's school to prevent exclusion and enable them to reach their full potential.
Adolescents often need help and support with understanding their ADHD, life skills, social and study skills, anger management, and preparation for the transition to the adult world.
Our adult clients have often found themselves struggling with organisation, time management and their finances, which can have disastrous consequences both at home and in the work place. By concentrating on individual strengths and identifying areas of concern, we can help our clients overcome these challenges and develop strategies and solutions to become successful partners and parents, hold down a job, become solvent financially, and become successful in all areas of their life.
We aim to provide professionals with factual. well researched, up to date information about ADHD to enable them to have a clearer understanding of the difficulties faced by someone with the condition and a range of strategies to use.
Meet the Team
Christine Jarvis - CEO / Director
Christine is the founder of ADHD Solutions and has been supporting and working with people with ADHD for over 20 years. She has a son with ADHD who was diagnosed in 1991, and as a result of the difficulties faced by her family, is passionate about supporting everyone affected by the condition to improve their outcomes.
She utilizes her skills and knowledge as a Registered Nurse and Specialist ADHD Family Coach as well as her personal experiences and those of the thousands of families she has worked with to drive the organisation forward.
Claire Greasley - ADHD Specialist Coach
Claire trained as an ADHD Specialist in 2005, and is passionate about expanding her knowledge and learning new skills.
Her focus is enabling people to discover their full potential and take positive steps towards their goals.
The best thing about my role at ADHD Solutions is empowering people through providing knowledge and strategies to help them manage and understand ADHD.
Ian Hall - ADHD Specialist Coach
Ian is passionate about helping to increase people's knowledge and understanding about what ADHD is and empowering them to feel better equipped to support children and young people. I've enjoyed the challenge 2020 brought to deliver our training virtually, which has been really effective for so many people.
Ian was diagnosed with ADHD back in September 2019 at the age of 55, and believes having ADHD is hugely positive and that it's something we can 'grow into' i.e. developing strategies (with help) to manage its challenges more effectively - so that we can make the most of our amazing skills and talents that come from being different.
Outside of work DIY keeps Ian busy. From time to time, he also performs stand-up comedy for families as half of Wigston's Favourite (only) Dad and Daughter Double Act with his daughter Niamh.
Tony Delve - Coach / Activity Co-Ordinator
Tony loves adventurous activities like climbing, canoeing and bush craft and also creative arts!
Here at ADHD Solutions he has a diverse role! Through Coaching he helps children and young people learn more about their diagnosis through one-to-one coaching or group work and also is responsible for organising and running the trips, events and experiences for our young people and their families.
“It is wonderful to see the realisation in our young people that whilst there may be some challenges in their academic or personal lives, they have lots of skills and talents in their other interests too.”
Samantha Osman - Specialist Project Co-Ordinator
Family is especially important to Sam!
Sam has been a part of the ADHD Solutions team for 7 years. She initially joined as a volunteer following her son’s diagnosis in 2007.
Two of Sam’s sons are now diagnosed with ADHD. Sam then went on to be diagnosed herself in 2012.This gives Sam a very personal insight into the difficulty’s families and adults face. She is deeply passionate about helping others to understand and benefit from her experiences of ADHD.
In her own time Sam loves travel and her 3 grandchildren keep her very busy.
Kirsty Smith - Wellbeing Practitioner
This is Kirsty, a trainee Children’s Psychological Well-being Practitioner.
The gym, holidays, and spending time with family and friends is what Kirsty loves to do when she is not at work or studying… Kirsty is very near to completing her Post-Graduate Certificate in Children and Young Persons Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner.
Trisha Chudasama - Operations Co-Ordinator
Trisha is usually the first point of call for many families calling the centre. She is an absolute Wizz in the office and thrives within a fast paced environment.
Besides her strong organisational and business experience she has a degree in Psychology, and spent a time volunteering at Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) Leicester.
When she is not at work, Trisha enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures and food.