Adult ADHD Melbourne is a support group for adults with ADHD, their family and friends, and health professionals working in the area. The purpose of the Adult ADHD Support Group is to provide peer support, shared resources, information, and advocacy.
We are a peer support group, rather than a professional-led group, but we do welcome any professionals who would like to come as a participant.
We try to meet up on a Saturday every month – the impacts of the last few years are now making it difficult to secure a venue and set time – but since May 2022 meetings are in the East Melbourne Library in East Melbourne. We send out a reminder email to members also, so do join up! Some months we have guest speakers, other months are a social catch up and sharing of ideas.
We also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AdultADHDMelbourne
Monthly catch-up dates coming up:
Saturday 10 December – 12:00 pm – 4:00 ish… Picnic at Flagstaff Gardens. BBQs available, or bring a picnic or something to share – or just come along!
Saturday 12 November – 2:00 pm at East Melbourne Library, 122 George Street East Melbourne
How to use a variety of organisational programs – a how to/demo
Saturday 8 October 2022 – 2:00 pm at East Melbourne Library
Discussion topic: Favourite Hacks
Saturday 10 September 2022 – 2:00 pm at East Melbourne Library
Discussion topic: Newly diagnosed – what next?
Saturday 23 July 2022 – 2:00 pm at East Melbourne Library, 122 George Street East Melbourne
Saturday 14 May 2022 – 1:30 pm at East Melbourne Library, 122 George Street East Melbourne
Saturday 14 August 2021 – 1:00 pm at Kathleen Syme Library, Carlton.
Saturday 11 September 2021 – 1:00 pm at Kathleen Syme Library, Carlton.
Saturday 9 October 2021 – 1:00 pm at Kathleen Syme Library, Carlton.
Topics for the future include:
Outbursts and Anger – experiences, what works, what doesn’t.
ADHD Coach presentations
Energy Swings, Mood Swings, Memory, Sleep, People Pleasing, Phobias…
Saturday 24 July 2021 – Getting a diagnosis, how it feels, co-morbidities – presented by psychiatrist Dr Dianne Grocott
This ticketed event is run by ADHD Melbourne Community Group, so have a look at their FB page for more information
Docklands Library Auditorium
2021 Sunday 9 May 2021 – 1:00 pm at Kathleen Syme Library, 250 Farraday St Carlton.
2019 October 26 Supporting Unique Children with ADHD, ASD and Complex Needs
ADHD United presents Supporting Unique Children with ADHD, ASD and Complex Needs – a seminar for parents, carers and educators offering practical approaches to support unique children.
October 12 with Dr Shelley Gray
An opportunity to ask a highly experienced doctor any question about ADHD and neurodivergence. Dr Shelley Gray has been working with individuas and families with ADHD for many years. 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Auditorium at Docklands Library.
Meeting topic: What do you want to know most about ADHD? Your big question.
A presentation by Dr Michael Piperoglou, psychiatrist, in the Auditorium at Dock Library, focussing on Medications and Supplements.
Support Group meeting in the Activities Room – topic for discussion: How do we help the reluctant others or indeed ourselves?
Q & A with Dr Tim Edwards-Hart, including a short presentation about Executive Function and ADHD – bring your questions! Upstairs in the Auditorium at The Dock Library.
11 May at 12:00 pm – Meeting in the Activities Room at The Dock Library with presentation by Dr Thomas Andrillon about his research on ADHD and Sleep.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be screening the award winning documentary “ADD & Loving It?!” at our October meeting. The video and following Q&A will be facilitated by our own Dr Tim Edwards-Hart.
ADHD Coach Francine Freedman presented on “The right ADHD education is about transformation, not just information”.
Francine Freedman is a certified ADHD coach who helps those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) find their personal recipe for success.
Francine’s website for more information about her work is at https://francinefreedman.com/
Dr Tim Edwards-Hart, clinical psychologist, gave an excellent talk at the Dock Library on Saturday 11 August. The links below are available so you can download his hand out and the mindmap summarising his talk.
ADHD Australia is a national, independent, non-profit organisation which is committed to removing barriers to wellbeing for those people affected by ADHD (Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder), including their families, through education and advocacy.
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