ADHD Parent Support West Glasgow was set up in December 2014 by a three mums of children with ADHD. All of us wanted to find out more about the condition and to meet other parents who were going through the same kind of challenges that we were, but we were surprised to find that there was no parent group in Glasgow...
We began by working with staff at the West Centre, Drumchapel – one of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Centres. They offered us a room in which to meet and helped us to make contact with families with ADHD.
Today we have well over 100 families in the group and we’re growing by the week. Our focus remains the North and West sectors of the city, and that’s where we meet, but as we are one of only two parent groups in Greater Glasgow and Clyde (click here for details of the South Glasgow ASD / ADHD group) we are really delighted to welcome in parents from anywhere around the city and beyond.
Read more about our team of volunteers.
Geraldine Mynors, our Chair, can deliver talks and CPD sessions for teachers and others about ADHD, in return for a small donation to the group, and regularly provides guest lectures at Clydebank College. Please contact us for more information.
Our aims are to:
1. Provide support to parents, families and carers of children with a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD living within Glasgow
2. Run events and activities which offer parents practical skills to be confident parents and improve family life including meetings for parents and carers with input from professionals and others with expertise and experience
3. Monitor, use and share evidence of best practice in treating ADHD and related conditions
4. Work collaboratively with the NHS, the education sector, the third sector and other agencies to raise awareness of ADHD, improve understanding of the needs of children and parents/carers and bring about positive changes to services, policies and practices
5. Recognise the value and strengths of parents and children/young people with ADHD and to listen to and respond to their needs in everything we do.