Pontypridd 5K Bounce Run

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Patrons of ADHD Connections will be taking part in the Pontypridd 5k bounce run on the 8th of July.

This is a sneaky look at what they will have instore for them.

The Obstacle Course has everything. It’s designed to be physically challenging but also loads of fun. Bounce your way through, up and over the inflatables while also tackling traditional army assault course challenges along with a few hilarious suprises added in.

NEW FOR BOUNCE RUN 2018

25m DOUBLE WATER SLIDE
Take a run up and dive sliding all the way to the pool at the end. Race against a friend and don’t worry, it’s inflated both sides in case you don’t slide in a straight line.

100sqm BIG BALL FOAM POOL
Battle your way waist height through 10 metres of Foam and Inflatable Balls.

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Coffee Morning – 22nd March 2018

If you are parents/carers supporting a child with ADHD please come along to our coffee morning at the Star pub in Bridgend (near to Home Bargains), starting from 10am on the 22nd March.

Come along and meet others who are supporting children with ADHD. This is an opportunity for you to gain some mutual support, advice and to know that you aren’t alone.

If you’d like more information then please get in touch with us.

ADHD Connections hot off the press!

ADHD Connections hot off the press!

Press attention for ADHD Connections

Congratulations to Zoe Piper for helping to raise awareness about the challenges of supporting a child with ADHD.  Thanks to recent articles published in the Western Mail, Echo and Wales Online, the good work of ADHD Connections is reaching out to more people.

WesternMail article

One article provides information in partnership with the National Centre for Mental Health which is conducting a large study of ADHD. Prof Thapar from NCMH said,

Through their research they have established ADHD has a lot in common with autism; genes contribute, and the brains of children with the condition develop differently from those of other children.

“We know there is a genetic basis to the condition, but there is no single ‘ADHD gene’. We also know that environmental factors play a role.

“However, there is still a lot for us to learn and that’s why we’d like to invite as many children as possible to take part in our research.

“If we want to dispel stigma and blame then we need high-quality scientific evidence to improve public understanding of ADHD and inform better practice.”

Western Mail article ADHD Connections

Another article explains the fight to secure the right support for Zoe’s son Dylan, and talks about how important the work of ADHD Connections is for the 350 families who it supports.

Talking of how she first started the support group, Zoe said,

“I knew it couldn’t just be us that felt so isolated, so I set up a Facebook group for parents to speak freely without feeling embarrassed or fear of being judged.

“I spoke to so many people in the same situation as us, and realised that we needed to go beyond being a purely online support group.

“We organised a day out for 20 families and it was truly amazing. For the first time ever I felt relaxed when we were out, I wasn’t worried about Dylan’s behaviour because we knew the other parents would understand, and the other families felt the same.”

Support groups

Support groups

We hold regular support groups for parents of children with ADHD. Come along and join us, you’ll receive a friendly welcome, plenty of understanding and an opportunity to find out more about how to support your child.