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ADHD support groups in surrey?

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Foxy800 Sun 09-Dec-12 20:56:39

I have a 6 yr old dd who has recently been diagnosed with ADHd and was wondering if there were any support groups I could go to, does anyone know of any or where I can look for them?

Thanks in advance.

woolleybear Sun 09-Dec-12 20:59:18

I don't know, but as I could have written your post word for word I'll be watching with interest for replies!

Foxy800 Sun 09-Dec-12 21:03:38

It is great coming on here for advice and I have had some amazing advice but feel like in the real life I am left on my own and would be great to have people to talk to face to face.

Where abouts are you woolleybear?

mrsHarper Sun 09-Dec-12 21:10:21

hi foxy800 I also have a 6 year old with adhd who was diagnosed 18 months ago but things have become increasingly worse recently and we have begun to consider medication. am not in surrey but there are sites you can try that have local support groups, cannot remember off top of my head but addiss, may not be correct name and another one, hope someone comes along to tell you because can't remember the name of it!

Foxy800 Sun 09-Dec-12 21:36:07

Thank you MrsHarper, we too are starting medication on Tuesday, have very mixed feelings about it but nothing else is working.

Hope things settle down with your child soon.

nannynick Sun 09-Dec-12 21:55:59

Surrey NAS organises various things for families affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorders. So that may be a starting point, a local coffee group perhaps to meet other parents in a similar situation. There is a specific group for parents of girls, if you are Woking/Guildford area. Surrey NAS runs family activities from time to time, such as Ice Skating, Cimema (group has exclusive use of one screen).

Foxy800 Sun 09-Dec-12 22:05:48

Thank you so much NannyNick, that is exactly the area i am in so will look in to it, as i feel it will greatly benefit me but also dd too.

nannynick Sun 09-Dec-12 22:19:39

Surrey Autism Resource Centre, Godalming

If you are on Surrey/Hants border, then NAS Hart Rushmoor is based in Farnborough. Nikki who runs the branch is very friendly so probably won't mind you calling for a chat even if you are more in Surrey rather than Hart District, she may well know of other local support groups/services.

Foxy800 Sun 09-Dec-12 22:39:44

Thank you so much nannynick, both of them will be great to look into.
Will just be so good to talk to people in real life who hve been through it all.

Again thank you so much, will look into them tomorrow when dd is at school.

pinkorkid Mon 10-Dec-12 21:33:51

One of the adhd support groups is called adders - link here: - that sounds like it might be the one mrsHarper was trying to think of. i agree with the other posters to contact the nas who are very strong in surrey. Also quite a lot of children with ASD have co-morbid diagnosis with ADHD as well.

mrsHarper Mon 10-Dec-12 21:42:49

Thanks Pinkorkid yes that was one, the other one i was thinking of is ADDISS. I agree there is a huge degree of overlap between adhd and asd, I suspect that if meds calm down my ds symptoms for adhd his asd traits will become even more obvious.

pinkorkid Mon 10-Dec-12 22:04:52

remembered this thread from earlier in the year

- another surrey m-netter who was interested in setting up an adhd support group. Might be worth getting in touch with her?

Foxy800 Tue 11-Dec-12 19:11:43

Thank you so much, will look into all of these.

MKS Thu 24-Oct-13 10:32:40

Hi - did you get anywhere with your hunt for an adhd support group?

hullaballooo Wed 26-Nov-14 13:57:34

Get in touch with Unique adult ADHD support group - They can help and answer all your questions about diagnosis, help, support etc. They are based in Surrey but are able to help nationally. Really lovely and friendly girls who run it and really helpful! good luck x (aimed at 16yrs plus but that means parents are included in who they will help in terms of advice etc etc!!)

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