Parents and Carers
Parents and cares serve as advocates, educators, emotional supports, and facilitators of skill development for their child with ADHD. Their involvement and consistent efforts contribute significantly to the child's overall well-being and success in managing their ADHD symptoms. 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.
Parent / Carer Support
We provide help and support to families affected by ADHD. When we receive your referral, we will complete a point of view assessment and make recommendations on how we can best support you and your child's needs. We will send you an action plan for you to book onto relevant sessions. Our tried and tested parent / carer support includes:
Face-to-face, e-mail and telephone advice and support - we work directly with you, as a family.
Behaviour management courses for positive parenting practices.
Parent / carer support groups that enable parents / carers and children to meet and support each other.
Parent / carer workshops on specific topics and areas of concern.
Specialist ADHD coaching.
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"I have found all the advice very useful and I have learned so much about ADHD. You are always there to talk through problems and you've taught us how to handle situations."
Behaviour Management Courses
Our positive behaviour management courses for parents ensure a consistent approach in and out of the home. Our courses are shown to improve school attendance, reduce lateness, and enable children with ADHD to arrive at school and be ready and able to access a learning environment. Both courses have a very high success rate amongst the families who have used it.
Positive Parenting Solutions
Positive Parenting Solutions is based on the principals of 123 Magic (created by Thomas W Phelan PhD) and recommended for children aged between 2 and 12 years of age. Delivered over two sessions, this course will give you lots of practical ideas and day-to-day strategies. We'll also share some additional resources to help with things like daily routines too.
Parenting Challenging Teens
Parenting Challenging Teens is geared towards the 13 plus age group. It is usually delivered over four daytime sessions, with an additional session for the young people themselves.
Parent / Carer Support Groups
You can access support and advice from our Specialist Family Support Team who run monthly term time support groups. These groups are a great opportunity to meet new people and share your experiences in an informal environment.
Last Thursday of every month. 9.30am to 11.30am at Agar Nook Community Centre, LE67 4TN.
3rd Wednesday of every month. 10.00am to 12.00pm at St Gabriel's Community Centre, LE4 7RG.
2nd Tuesday of every month. 10.00am to 12.00pm at Tesco, Park Road, Shelthorpe, LE11 2EX.
2nd Wednesday of every month, 11.15am to 12.45pm at The Lord Nelson, 11 Market Place, Oakham, LE15 6DT
3rd Tuesday of every month. 10.00am to 12.00pm at Wigston Records Office, LE18 2AH.
Parent / Carer Workshops
Our parent / carer workshops include:
All About ADHD for Parents / Carers
We look at how the ADHD brain works and how it is diagnosed and medicated, as well as the positive aspects of ADHD.
Increase your knowledge around sleep, how to create bedtime routines and strategies for a restful night's sleep.
This workshop provides information on an ADHD friendly diet, advice, as well as which foods to avoid.
This workshop will show you how using positive language can help your child as well as learning how to use words as power tools and how to respond to your child in a positive way.
Increase your knowledge and find out more about the different kinds of ADHD medication.