Welcome to ADHD Surrey UK
We are a small non-profit organisation in Surrey who provide support/training to parents and carers of children with ADHD.
Our aim as an organisation is to raise awareness on how to better recognise ADHD in young children, as “one size doesn’t fit all” some of the children also have co-morbids such as Dyslexia and Autism. By doing this we hope to improve children’s chances of getting an earlier diagnosis, therefore getting earlier intervention such as medication and therapies, which has been proved to give the children a better quality of life.
Supporting Neurodiversity Conferences.
In January 2020 we held two consecutive one day collaborative conference’s with the ADHD Foundation, both days had some fantastic speakers: Jannine Harris of ADHD Wise, Colin Foley, Emma Weaver and Dr Tony Lloyd of the ADHD Foundation, Fintan O’regan, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, QP Tech, Therese Glynn of ADHD & Autism Harrow & Ruislip.
There were also two very inspirational young speakers who shared their personal experience of living with ADHD.
The days were split into professional delegates and Parents. Both groups were given lots of valuable information that they will be able to take away and use.
We look forward to hosting more events like these in the future. A big Thank you to Kempton Park Racecourse and St James’s School in Ashford for allowing us to host these events. We couldn’t do this without the help and support from our volunteers and venues like you.
ADHD Surrey UK were very privileged to be able to attend the ADHD Foundation and Witherslack Groups conference for 2019. We met some amazing people and listened to some truly inspirational people.
BBC Music day Celebration
To celebrate national music day (September 27th) the BBC had broadcasts on TV, Radio and Digital platforms throughout the day, one of which was on the 6 o’clock news and came live from London Heathrow Terminal 5. ADHD Surrey was very privileged to have been invited along to watch the filming by Jenny Hossen from Heathrow and Tony Lloyd from ADHD Foundation.
We witnessed the magic of the rock choir singing the iconic “Singing in the rain” and Pineapple dance studios dancing under the neurodiversity umbrella display, the late Gene Kelly’s widow was present and was interviewed for the piece. All in all, it was a fantastic evening and we are very grateful to be included in such an inspirational event.
Our new charity partner – My Other Life.
ADHD Surrey are very proud to announce that we have paired up as Charity Partners with the lovely Lucy Parley from My Other Life. 10% from each sale of My Other Life tees will be donated to ADHD Surrey UK and be used to help and support the families in Surrey.
When we met the lovely Lucy we had a brilliant chat and found out why Lucy chose us to be her new charity partner “Their fantastic Facebook group has really kept me sane these past few months since our son was diagnosed, and it felt right to connect with an organisation both local and close to my heart. Having ADHD in your family turns it into a roller coaster of a ride and it’s essential to get support, guidance, reassurance and empathy both pre, during and post-diagnosis.
The thing I really love about this group is that they celebrate the strengths and skills of those with ADHD and focus on their superpowers rather than their weaknesses. It’s a powerful perspective and far more positive than the default mode of only seeing the difficulties”
We are very excited about the future and what this collaboration may bring for both ADHD Surrey and My Other Life.
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July’s talk with Fintan O’Regan
We were very privileged to have Fintan O’regan – International Behavioural and Learning Consultant hosting our July talk. He shared with the group some brilliant strategies for helping the families to manage the difficult and often disruptive symptoms of ADHD. We hope to have him back again sometime soon.
Family fun day 2019
Thank you to everyone who came along to our family fun day at Clarendon school. We had an amazing day with some amazing children. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing help from the 195 Staines (PWRR) ACF Army Cadets, they worked very hard all day through the blistering heat.
We also had a visit from the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Spelthorne, they enjoyed walking around talking to the parents and watching the children playing some fun sports.
We look forward to organising next years.
THE UMBRELLA PROJECT 2019 -Celebrating Neurodiversity
On 11th June 300, brightly coloured umbrellas were installed at London Heathrow Terminal 5 as part of an initiative to raise awareness of neurodevelopmental disorders.
The hugely popular scheme was devised by the ADHD Foundation and is part of a wider programme with installations in other cities and schools.
The umbrella project is to celebrate the gifts, talents and employability of people with neuro-developmental disorders and the project name stems from the use of ADHD and Autism as ‘umbrella terms’ for many neurological conditions and reframes them for children as unique ‘Super Powers’.
The installation will be in place until October.
ADHD Surrey UK was very privileged to be invited along for the launch and to also meet the amazing people who have worked hard to make it a reality.
ADHD Surrey UK recently had an award presented to us in recognition of great and valuable services to the community.
It was presented by the former High Sheriff of Surrey Jim Glover. Thank you to the former Mayoress of Spelthorne Jean Pinkerton OBE for nominating us.
(Left to right – Jean Pinkerton OBE, Jo Purdey, Jim Glover and Richard Walsh )
When Channel 5 News came to see us.
The fabulous Jannine Harris from ADHD Wise and her daughter Rebecca were filmed at our offices at Shepperton Youth Centre by channel 5 news for an article ADHD.
See the video below.
In October 2018 Jannine Harris from ADHD Wise hosted a brilliant talk called From Daydream Believer to High Achiever at Shepperton Studios. ADHD Surrey UK helped to organise and host this event alongside ADHD Wise. Below is a fantastic video and a few photos from the day.