PUBLISHED: 16:26 21 March 2019 Liam Coleman The ADHD charity Addup has been awarded lottery funding over the next five years. Archant A Hornchurch charity that works with the families of children with ADHD has been given a lifeline thanks to more than £330,000 of funding from the National Lottery. The ADHD charity Addup has been awarded lottery funding over the next five years.Sheila Keeling and Project Co-ordinator Rebecca Brown.Attention Deficit Disorders Uniting Parents (Add+Up) in Billet Lane, is a support and action group run by parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has been supporting young people for more than 20 years.Last week it received the news it would be receiving £339,199 worth of funding over the next five years, and in essence the charity has been saved.The money will help fund the project, Children’s Voices, which is where children and young people living with ADHD will act out … [Read more...] about We’ve won Lottery! Charity awarded £330,000 to help children with ADHD
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February was a strange month at Plymouth Crown Court, with three people jailed on the 28th - about as many as in the previous four weeks. Prison vans were suddenly full of a sick revenge porn stalker, a burglar who used a metal bar to break into a home and a man who took part in an armed robbery. He changed his plea during his trial. Judges had earlier locked up a fisherman who took to drugs and armed himself with a toy gun to rob shops. And there was a drug dealer and another armed robber who were sent into custody. Desperate heroin addict who used toy gun to hold up stores A desperate heroin addict has been jailed for holding up two shops using a toy gun amid a spree of drug-fuelled burglaries. Homeless Andreas Babic, aged 41, robbed lone female staff at an ice cream parlour and a convenience store on successive days to feed his £50-a-day habit, a court heard. He frightened workers who feared that it might have been a real weapon in the heat of the moment. The out-of-work … [Read more...] about Jailed in February: The criminals taken off our streets
The youngest children in a given class at school are more likely to be diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder than those older than them, according to an American study triggering renewed debate on overdiagnosing. The topic is a heated one in the United States, where five percent of children aged two to 17 took prescription drugs for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2016. The youngest are those most affected, with a 50 percent increase in diagnoses for children aged two to five between 2007 and 2012. Around 400,000 children aged four to seven were surveyed for the study, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. In an innovative approach, the researchers compared children born in August to those born in September living in US states that have a strict age limit demanding that children be at least five years old by September 1 in order to enter school that year. In those states, children born in August are systematically the youngest in their … [Read more...] about Are doctors and teachers confusing immaturity and attention deficit?
A new charity in Horsham has been created which connects families with children who have mental health problems. The HOPE Charity Project, which stands for 'hold on, pain ends', has been running since last August, helping around 40 families with children aged 10 to 18 that are experiencing mental health issues up and down the country. It is run by Worthing-born Claire Sparrow and her partner Paul Mant, who live in Horsham. Their approach is two-fold: a support and therapy centre in Southwater that offers face-to-face counselling and animal therapy, and connecting families that contact them nationwide that live near each other to build a network.This could be by exchanging telephone numbers, or creating groups on social media, Claire said.The 44-year-old said: "We want to create a space that gives families and younger people a place to be heard and voice their concerns, and give them guidance and emotional support."They specialise in helping children affected by bullying, bereavement, … [Read more...] about Meet the Horsham charity that connects families with children who have mental health problems
A mum has posted this adorable photographs of her little boy sleeping - but despite it being the picture of innocence, she says it holds a sinister clue to his naughty behaviour. Melody Yazdani, whose son Kian's behaviour began to worsen last year, said she posted the picture on Facebook last month to help other parents spot the simple clue which she says will "change their lives". As the Mirror reports , in her post Melody explained how Kian, now eight, had been an "intelligent, feisty and extremely active" at Kindergarten, but had not has any behavioural problems. But last year at school he started getting reports for "pushing other children and "having a hard time controlling his body". Measures were put in place at school and his behaviour improved - however at home, he began having meltdowns over the littlest things. Watch: Spotting the signs of autism "Every morning it's tantrum after tantrum, before we even get out of bed," she said. "Hitting and throwing things, and the … [Read more...] about The ‘huge red flag’ to boy’s bad behaviour in this innocent photo