Hello and welcome to your Newsletter for the week beginning Sunday 29 April. Apart from our next talk on Wednesday evening 9th May (see below) there are these events to tell you about:


1 May: Consultation event with families, parents and carers from both Kingston and Richmond to share views and experiences of the SEND transformation plans.
Please email julia.hunt@achievingforchildren.org.uk to confirm your attendance in Twickenham.

You can also complete an online survey here

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5 May: open to everyone from all Boroughs. Just turn up and have fun

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9 May: Dr Newman is both entertaining and insightful in his talks. He will cover any worries you may have across the spectrum of ADHD and associated conditions. Book your seat/s now via communications@adhdrichmond.org Open to all Boroughs

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24 July - 30 August: Book now for these first-ever ADHD specific canoe/kayak sessions. Your child/ren will feel comfortable at these specially-created events just for their condition and mild ASD. They can bring a friend too. Open to all Boroughs.


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What do you think of the current ADHD assessment process?  Claire Berry, Mental Health Nurse with the Emotional Health Service of Achieving for Children dropped in to our Group seminar on Tuesday to explain a new pilot assessment scheme for ADHD and ASD.
 
Claire wants your opinions and thoughts of the diagnosis process and how it can be improved. What is missing? What would you like to have included/added?
 
Please email me (Alastair): communications@adhdrichmond.org with your comments and I will pass them on to the EHS team. Thanks

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Do you have a teenager who loves computers and websites? We'd like to offer a YP the chance to re-design our 4-under-18s tab on our website. This is what we offer at the moment but we'd like to see more children & YP using it. But what do they want? Email us if you have a son or daughter who has the answer! communications@adhdrichmond.org

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ADHD Richmond took a seat on the first All-Party Parliamentary Group in Westminster on Tuesday. Our thanks to Val Ivens (3rd from left) for representing us.

And on Wednesday our management committee member, Amy-Lou, represented us at the Emotional Wellbeing Board which, among other items, discussed our on-going Post-diagnosis sessions.

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Video: Antoinette Moran, Consultant Hypnotherapist talked to ADHD Richmond on Tuesday about the stresses of ADHD. Here's her website

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