ADHD is not solely a challenge faced by the child, it impacts the entire family. Our approach is to support the needs of the child within the context of the family enviornment so that the necessary support, empathy, and understanding can be given. Please note, whilst we try and maintain our services as free access to families, depending on our funding at the time of your referral to us, some may require payment or a contribution to access.
ADHD in Families
ADHD affects the whole family, so it's important for everyone to work together to support the child effectively. Here's why involving the family is crucial:
Understanding: Everyone in the family should learn about ADHD so they can provide the right kind of help and understand the child better.
Routine and structure: It's helpful to have a consistent daily schedule and clear rules at home to make things easier for the child with ADHD.
Emotional support: Family members need to be understanding and loving, creating a safe and supportive environment for the child.
Being a good example: Parents and siblings can show the child positive behaviors and ways to cope with challenges.
Working with professionals: The family should collaborate with doctors and therapists to make sure the child gets the right treatment and support.
Long-term success: By involving the family from the start, the child can learn skills and develop confidence that will help them manage ADHD throughout their life.
Parents and carers have an important role in supporting a child with ADHD. They should learn about ADHD, create a structured environment, provide emotional support, communicate well, set boundaries, work with professionals, and help the child develop their skills. The child also plays a part by understanding their own ADHD, taking part in treatment, learning coping strategies, speaking up for their needs, taking responsibility, and celebrating their strengths. When the whole family works together, they can create a loving and supportive environment that helps the child thrive with ADHD.
To make a self-referral or a professional referral, please email email@example.com and request a referral form.
Once you have completed your referral form with all details please return it to firstname.lastname@example.org where your referral will be added to our triage for the following week, once allocated at triage you will then be emailed with a date and time for a 'point of view' assessment with one of our Specialist Family Practitioners. During your call we will discuss your needs and the services we offer. Once completed, our Specialist Family Practitioner will email you an action plan advising you which workshop(s) would be suitable for your family's needs.