What we do

We provide help, support, family coaching and resources for children, young people and adults affected by ADHD and their families

We provide up to date information about services available to adults / families

We provide resources and training about ADHD to other institutions / service providers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors

  • Family Support
  • E-mail and telephone support
  • Specialist ADHD Coaching 
  • One to one work with families in the home
  • '123 Magic' and 'Parenting Challenging Teens' behaviour management courses
  • Support families at school
  • Support families to develop positive relationships with school and strong home school links
  • Support at annual reviews and school meetings
  • Provide information
  • Provide relevant information and signpost to other organisations
  • Monthly support groups

Behaviour management courses  

Our courses are written specifically for children and young people who have ADHD. Both courses guide you through step by step, with the support of our specialist team and each other. See the What's On section for details of any forthcoming courses. 

  • 123 Magic (created by Thomas W Phelan PhD) is recommended for children aged between 2 and 12 years of age. It is usually delivered over 3 sessions, during the day. We've been running this programme since 2002 and have a very high success rate among the hundreds of families who have tried it. 
  • Parenting Challenging Teens is geared towards the 13 plus age group. It is usually delivered over 4 daytime sessions, with an additional session for the young people themselves.   

Adult support

  • Coaching
  • Monthly support group
  • Support with ADHD assessment
  • Help to manage all areas of life, including home / work, finances, relationships etc 

Support for schools

  • Inset Training for whole school staff
  • Classroom support
  • Early intervention to meet the individual needs of the child
  • Support for class teachers and LSA's to develop class room strategies
  • 123 Magic for Schools
  • Develop strong home - school links
  • Support at annual reviews and school meetings
  • Support the child to develop the skills and strategies necessary to cope e.g. with school, homework, organisational skills, finish assignments and projects

Support for Multi-agency Colleagues

Provide training and literature to educate and promote best practice. We provide ADHD awareness training, including appropriate strategies to use with children and young people and an introduction to Thomas W Phelan's 123 Magic behaviour management system. We can tailor our training packages to the needs of your service - please contact us for more information.

Library and Information Service

  • Information pack for parents / carers and professionals
  • Lending library with a wide variety of books and DVDs about ADHD for all ages, plus games, sensory and safety equipment

Support Group, Family Activities, Activities for children and young people

  • Two support groups each month in Leicester - daytime and evening. Daytime support groups in six county towns: Coalville, Hinckley, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire)
  • Youth group (this runs alongside the evening support group in Leicestershire)
  • Family picnics and trips e.g. Twinlakes Park, Twycross Zoo, Wicksteed Park, Chapel St Leonards
  • Social events e.g. Christmas Party
  • Activities for young people e.g. outdoor pursuits, sports, circus skills, DJ/dance workshops
  • Weekly Youth Club for school Year 7 upwards - restarting June 2013

Youth Forum

A group of young people aged 11 upwards who meet together on a regular basis. They are a brilliant group with bags of ideas, who work really hard as a team.

They help us to plan for the future, which has included helping decide on what trips and activities we should provide for children and young people, as well as for whole families.

If you'd like to get involved, please get in touch.


A nine week cognitive-behavioural proramme which teaches cognitive, social and emotional skills to children with ADHD. Designed to help them develop better self control, increase attention span, critical reasoning / problem-solving abilities and interpersonal functioning. Incorporates three sessions for parents to develop skills to support their children (ages 9 to 14). See the What's On section for details of forthcoming courses.   

Why Try?

A six or seven week course for young people (ages 14 plus) that utilises visual metaphors, video clips, music and hands-on activities to address a whole range of important issues, including self esteem, identity, goal-setting, problem-solving, peer pressure, support networks and more. You'll find details in the What's On section of any forthcoming courses.

Parent volunteer training

This is a 5 week course for parents / carers who would like to work as volunteers for ADHD Solutions. There are lots of opportunities to participate as volunteers, including helping to run youth sessions alongside our evening support group, working with the Youth Forum, participating in our summer activities, trips and Christmas Party, plus supporting the team in running the behaviour management groups.

This course has Level 2 accreditation and includes a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check for ADHD Solutions CIC. See the What's On section for details of any forthcoming courses. 

Strategic and multi-agency working

  • Liaise with national groups and organisations to promote understanding and influence service provision locally and nationally
  • Raise awareness of ADHD and promote the needs of families with ADHD at every possible opportunity

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