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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Support for Neurodiverse Families

The Parent Factor in ADHD

Do you have a child that has been diagnosed with ADHD or is on the assessment pathway for an ADHD diagnosis?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for school age children 5 years or above suggest the recommended treatment is to offer ADHD specific advice and group-based support where possible to parents.

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The Parent Factor in ADHD 8-week course provides support, advice, skills and aims to empower you to:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of ADHD.
  • Gain confidence and skills to support a child with ADHD.
  • Consider what it is like to be a child living with ADHD.
  • Explore how positive parenting is beneficial to the family as a whole.
  • Discuss strategies for effective behaviour management.
  • Have the opportunity to share experiences with other parents/carers of children with ADHD.

The eight week program consists of...

Session One - An overview of The Parent Factor in ADHD programme and the opportunity to share stories.

Session Two - To give parents relevant and understandable information about ADHD

Session Three - Day to day tasks involved in parenting and parenting styles

Session Four - To demonstrate the importance of good communication, both talking and listening

Session Five - To look at self-esteem and how to raise self-esteem in our children.

Session Six - To look at emotional behaviour and how we can support our children to regulate their emotions.

Session Seven - To give information about the education system and rights within it. Information on sleep hygiene, social stories and sensory issues.

Session Eight - Supporting your growing child- relationships and siblings, puberty and adolescence.

The Parent Factor in ADHD sessions are delivered by trained and experienced workers who offer a friendly, safe, non-judgmental environment to learn openly, share your own ideas and develop new skills. You can choose a programme that suits you:

  • Face to face groups take place in the daytime and consist of 8 weekly sessions at various venues in Hampshire and IOW.
  • Online groups with a choice of day or evening sessions and consist of 8 weeks of online learning and weekly discussion sessions on zoom.
  • Independent Online Learning: 8 weeks of independent online learning plus 2 zoom workshops to consolidate the learning, ask questions and meet other parents.

The referral form is accessible through the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Support for Neurodiverse Families webpage.

If you would like more information, you can call our friendly team on 01489 799178 or email neurodiversefamilies

Some of our Parents/Carers have told us:

I’ve really enjoyed it and found it very informative and helpful. Being able to learn at my own pace but then meeting with others to discuss and make it relevant to my situation has been so helpful.

The course has been so beneficial. I have learnt so much about my son, and myself. I have learnt to see things from his perspective and not to be so tough on him about things that are difficult for him to control, like not remembering things.

It was just brilliant from start to finish very informative supportive lots of new and different ideas to try including learning to listen, different ways to praise and consistency.

For additional useful information:

ADHD Foundation

ADDISS - The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

Young Minds - Supporting your child with ADHD

ADHD and You


NICE guidelines

Hampshire CAMHS

BRAAIN - ADHD, Autism & Special Needs Information Network

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St John's Centre,
Upper Northam Road,
Hedge End,
SO30 4QU

01489 799178



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