‘Improving Outcomes for Children with ADHD by Empowering Parents’ – Showcase Presentations

Parents Plus, the charity who develop evidence-based parenting and mental health programmes for services supporting families, were delighted to present a unique FREE online seminar for mental health professionals titled ‘Improving Outcomes for Children with ADHD by Empowering Parents’, which took place late last October where we shared our specialist ADHD programme, its impact for services and families in the UK, and the valuable insights we have gathered.

Key speakers on the day included Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCD School of Medicine, Dr Blanaid Gavin, and Professor John Sharry from UCD and Clinical Director at Parents Plus. Who shared their expertise on improving outcomes for ADHD treatment and essential information for mental health professionals to share with parents of children with ADHD.

In addition, Lisa Whitlock from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust presented on the value of delivering the Parents Plus ADHD Programme through Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Clinical Nurse Specialist and Mental Health Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Fred Ehresman, also shared best practices for ensuring effective group delivery for families.
Crucially, this event will also centre around the lived experiences of families navigating ADHD.

We also heard first-hand from two parents who have completed a Parents Plus ADHD Programme journey.

For anyone who missed this unique event you can watch back the key presentations below.

ADHD Children’s Programme Background / John Sharry
CAMHS & ADHD Children’s Programme / Lisa Whitlock
Importance of Parenting Programmes in ADHD / Dr Blánaid Gavin
Running the Parents Plus ADHD programme in a CAMHS Service

If you would like to train in any of our programmes, learn about our group discounts or discover how we can support you to improve outcomes for children, adolescents and families, please contact our Impact Lead, Vicki Byrne, Vicki@parentsplus.ie 

You can also explore our 2024 training options by clicking here! Where you will also be able to download our Programme brochure.