The Place to be when you have ADHD!
- Kahlan, Age 9
ADHD Solutions is a charitable organisation based in Leicester, we are centrally placed to allow us to help families, and professionals anywhere, cope with the challenges of ADHD. We are currently supporting over 4500 families.
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
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.
Caroline Ementon - Specialist Family Practitioner
Caroline believes family is everything. She has worked with Children and young people supporting families for over 20 years. She has worked on summer camp, in schools, in Children’s centres / youth centres and her background is in Family Support Work.
Caroline holds a BA Hons degree in Sociology and Development Studies. She is very passionate about helping young people and families get the right support they need and is excited about her starting her new journey with ADHD Solutions and expanding her knowledge and development.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and adventures, walking, cycling, swimming and water sports, music and dancing and mostly spending time with family and friends.
Jessica Holland - Specialist Family Practitioner
I have been working for ADHD solutions for just over a year and half and before that volunteered for many years. Before working at ADHD solutions, I worked in a pre-school for 6 years.
I am currently completing a foundation degree in children and young people, which is helping me to develop our brand-new programme Nourish.
I have three children and we enjoy fun days out and exploring new places.
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.
Elhadji Barry - Business Administration Apprentice
Elhadji is a young and tenacious individual who is passionate about starting his career in the world of Business. He is energetic and driven by his own motivation and enjoys seeking satisfaction upon finishing a task.
Elhadji is excited to be embarking on his apprenticeship journey with ADHD Solutions and towards being a major asset to the organisation.
In his spare time Elhadji enjoys playing sports, socialising and learning new things.
Jamie Higgins - Chief Executive Officer
Jamie brings a real passion and belief in the services that ADHD Solutions provides to its users and members. Having had recent experience delivering excellent results in the private sector working for a communications business, he is relishing using his skills and experience to enable ADHD Solutions to continue to grow and ultimately deliver the organisation’s goal of supporting as many young people and their families, adults and professionals as possible.
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.
Trisha Chudasama - Business Support Manager
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.
Zak Copley - Activities Co-Ordinator
Zak has been with ADHD Solutions since he was a young child, being diagnosed with ADHD and ASD. Later he became a volunteer, then a Sessional Worker and has now returned as our Activities Coordinator.
Zak has worked as a Teacher for the last few years in both Special and Mainstream Schools, specialising in Computer Science, following his degree in Computer Games Programming.
Outside of work, Zak runs his own drone business, loves working on cars, playing PC games, and of course spending time with his Fiancé.