We’re all in this together

Even though it may feel like it sometimes, you’re not alone. 

In fact, there are many others, just like you, who have similar challenges, triumphs, and experiences. Connect with others in a safe environment, develop new skills, and share your experiences.

  • Relationship-building, fellowship, support, and encouragement.
  • A safe space to explore challenges and ideas.
  • The chance to share experiences and hear stories.
  • Practical learning and skills development.
  • Mutual feedback and group problem-solving.
  • Mutual role-modelling and accountability.

Groups and programs are excellent complementary supports to individual therapy and treatment. They are run by trained facilitators — at least one with lived experience. As often as possible, we also have a professional, such as a Social Worker, Psychologist, Nurse, Education Professional, or Psychiatrist, in attendance.

Groups and programs are for ADHD WA members only. Be sure to join ADHD WA as soon as possible to start benefiting from these initiatives.

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Groups

Adult Support Group

This is a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for people with a shared experience of living with ADHD. Receive support — and support others — through encouragement, compassion, and advice, and discover new ways of dealing with everyday challenges. We’d love to have you join us.

The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands.

Third Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Gold coin donation (to cover the cost of venue hire).

See 2019 Dates

Groups

Parent Coffee Mornings

We understand being a parent is tough. When you’re a parent to a child with ADHD, there are additional challenges people in your friendship circles may not understand. This group is a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for people living with a child diagnosed with ADHD. It’s an opportunity to openly share (if you want to) and connect with other parents who genuinely understand what you’re going through.

The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands.

First Wednesday of the month (during school terms), 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Gold coin donation (to cover the cost of venue hire).

See 2019 Dates

Programs

OnTrac Tweens & Teens

OnTrac is a collaborative program helping young people build confidence, independence, and useful skills for ADHD management. The program brings participants together with others their own age who are facing similar challenges.

OnTrac is broken into two age groups — Tweens (11 – 13) and Teens (14 – 17), and teaches age-appropriate strategies they can use in everyday life. This includes techniques to improve behaviour at school and home, psychoeducation on ADHD, building skills relating to organising, planning, and prioritising, managing distractibility, reducing procrastination, improving communication, and improving anger or frustration management.

  • OnTrac follows the school terms, running four times a year. Depending on demand, either the Tween or Teen programme will be offered in a single term.
  • Participants need to be between the ages of 11 and 17, and have a diagnosis of ADHD.
  • Groups need a minimum of seven participants, with no more than ten.
  • Participants need to be able to commit to seven, two-hour sessions.
  • Parent involvement is required. However, the child is the main collaborator.
  • The program is offered under Medicare’s Better Access Initiative (namely Group Therapy, Item 80120). In order to benefit from the Medicare rebate, participants need to have a referral from their Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, or a Mental Health Plan (MHP) from the GP.

The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands.

OnTrac follows the school terms, running four times a year on Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Total cost is $620 with a possible Medicare rebate of $129.90.