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(UK) Co. Down: No services for kids with ADHD; "bursting at the seams with new referrals"

Sept 17, 2017, (UK) Belfast Live: Parents form group in Co Down to helps families of children with ADHD http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/parents-form-group-co-down-13561421 Parents in Co Down have come together to form a support group to helps families of children with ADHD. The ADHD Co Down Parent Support Group was set up over the summer when Janet Cunningham, from Newcastle, was left feeling isolated and alone.... "There are no services available in our area for the kids, parents or carers. Anything I have been lucky enough to secure I've had to travel from Newcastle to Belfast and as far as Newtownards. "The Trust is bursting at the seams with new referrals which makes it even more difficult for our kids to get follow up appointments. "Handing kids medication and expecting parents to get on with it is totally unacceptable."… "We want to do things with our kids that are so often excluded from social activities by other kids who don't really understand them or their behaviour. "ADHD is still a very misunderstood disorder. The kids are labelled, which to me is a horrible word, as bold, awkward and bothersome. There is very little training out there for ADHD and as a group we want to try and educate people about the disorder.