Facts and figures

Youth Groups

We run youth groups 3 nights a week for children with a diagnosis of ADHD. These children are aged between 6 to 20 years old, with Monday night for those over 14 years, the Wednesday for those aged 10-14, and Friday for those under 10.  We currently support 50 children and young people throughout the week.

During these youth groups we offer the children a range of activities. These include working with artist Carrie of Diasou Limited where they can make a variety of different things from pottery to origami. We have a sports hall which can be used for a range of activities from board games, memory games, and a wide range of different sports. We also have an ICT area where we have 3 Ipads, 3 computers and a PS4 which includes a VR headset. Our facilities also offer a fully working kitchen, where the children and young people are encouraged to learn cooking skills. Finally, we have access to our mini bus which allows us to be able to take trips out around Dundee and the surrounding area.

 

Throughout the year we offer a number of residential and respite trips for the young people and their families. Similarly, within the school holidays we offer activity weeks for two weeks in both the Summer and October holidays where the families can access respite from potential childcare costs.

Parents support group – supported 17 families in angus and 34 in Dundee. 

Referrals – supported 86 people through referrals with information and support.

           

What the group means to the young people -

“Gets me out the house, and I get to be around other kids with ADHD."

“Because it’s fun, I can use the ipads."

"I'm free to do more activities and people like me."

"I get to play on the bouncy castle."

"It makes me happy because I get to speak to people."

"I feel more independent because I get to be away from my mum. Don’t have stress from family. And I don't stress my mum out by being hyper”

"The group makes me really happy. It gets me out the house more and I like coming here. I like that everyone can get to know me."

"I really like coming to the club because it gives me the chance to make friends. It also makes me get out of the house which is good."

"I like to come to the club and having a chat. I don't really do the activities anymore, but I like coming to see my pals and chat. I also like to be busy and to volunteer with the group."

 “Gets me out the house and lets me be around other kids"

"the group makes me really happy. It gets me out the house more and I like coming here. I like that everyone can get to know me"

"I really like coming to the club because it gives me the chance to make friends. It also makes me get out of the house which is good"

 

From the young volunteers

“I enjoy working with the Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group because I like to socialise with other people who also have ADHD. Volunteering here keeps me busy and gets me out of the house more. It has been great experience being able to work with the team in my free time. I am able to keep by brain working by concentrating on helping out. Working here is something to be proud of.”