About us

ADHD Solutions CIC is an independent initiative set up to support children young people and adults who have ADHD, their families, and the professionals who are working with  them.

We offer a holistic service based on the needs of the individual. 

  • For some this will be empowering parents to restore the equilibrium in their home by implementing our behaviour management programme. For others it may be that we work with a child's school to prevent exclusion and enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Adolescents often need help and support with understanding their ADHD, life skills, social and study skills, anger management, and preparation for the transition to the adult world.
  • Our adult clients have often found themselves struggling with organisation, time management and their finances, which can have disastrous consequences both at home and in the work place. By concentrating on individual strengths and identifying areas of concern, we can help our clients overcome these challenges and develop strategies and solutions to become successful partners and parents, hold down a job, become solvent financially, and become successful in all areas of their life.
  • We aim to provide professionals with factual. well researched, up to date information about ADHD to enable them to have a clearer understanding of the difficulties faced by someone with the condition and a range of strategies to use.

We update our families regularly about our services i.e. courses, support groups, activities, trips and much more in our newsletter. Please go to the 'Resources' page of this website and click on the link at the bottom of the page to see our latest newsletter. This is sent out by email upon publication, please email us at info@adhdsolutions.org to join the mailing list. 

Who are we

Christine Jarvis, ADHD Specialist Coach, Founder and Director of ADHD Solutions

Christine is a State Registered Nurse and has been a Specialist ADHD Family Coach since January 2002. She is the mother of a 29-year-old son with ADHD and has 20 years’ experience of supporting children, young people, families and adults who have, or are suspected of having ADHD. She holds a Certificate in Managing Community and Voluntary Organisations from Leicester University, and qualifications in 1-2-3 Magic, Why Try, RAPID and PTLLS. She speaks at national conferences on a range of related subjects including ‘ADHD and the Family’ and ‘ADHD Coaching’. She works closely with Dr Susan Young (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Clinical Psychology, Imperial College London) and mentors Specialist ADHD Coaches from across the country.

 

Claire Greasley, ADHD Specialist Coach   


Claire qualified as a Specialist ADHD Family Coach in June 2005 during her employment with the British Red Cross, before joining the team in April 2009. In her previous role, Claire managed the Braunstone Special Needs Project for the British Red Cross/New Deal. There, she worked closely with voluntary and statutory bodies in Braunstone, Leicester, to support families in need for 6 ½ years. Her qualifications include a BSc Social Psychology from Loughborough University, Level 1 Counseling qualification, PTLLS, a Certificate in Risk Assessment HSE, and a Diploma in Childcare/Nursery Nursing.

 

Ian Hall, ADHD Specialist Coach    

Ian qualified as a Specialist ADHD Family Coach in June 2005. He has been part of the ADHDS team supporting families in Leicester for 13 years, initially as a volunteer and for the last 11 years as a full time coach, initially as part of the British Red Cross team and then from 2006 ADHDS. In his previous role for Leicester Children's Fund, Ian helped manage and deliver children's activity weeks, as well as consultation events for parents and children. Ian has an HNC in Psychodynamic Counseling, and has also worked as a freelance trainer, running Team Building courses for voluntary organisation. He is a qualified ‘Why Try’ practitioner.

 

Julie Allen, ADHD Specialist Coach 

Before joining ADHDS in 2014, Julie was a qualified Nursery Nurse volunteering with autistic play-schemes and residential camps. She also has experience working in Day Nurseries and Schools, and of being a parent link advisor across Leicester city with Education Action Zone, working in partnership with parents, private and voluntary sector, and supporting families to access services. She became a Children’s Centre Leader and Area Manager giving support and advice to parents, managing services for parents, and coaching parents to develop their skills and to have a voice in the development of services. Julie then became the Service Manager covering the family support service across Leicester city providing the right service to vulnerable families to ensure parents have a voice, engaging children, young people and parents, and managing and coaching staff. Julie has extensive experience of delivering parenting programs and training professionals. Her qualifications include NNEB, NPQICL-National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership

 

Sam Osman, Coach Assistant

Sam has been a part of ADHDS for 7 years. She initially joined as a volunteer following her son’s diagnosis, and joined the management board 6 years ago. In 2014 Sam became a Coach Assistant working as part of the city team. Two of Sam’s sons are now diagnosed with ADHD, as is she, giving her very personal insight into the difficulties families and adults face. She has an NVQ 2 in Child Care and was SEN governor at Crownhills Community College for 5 years.

 

Harks Flora, Coach Assistant

In January 2014 Harks joined ADHDS as a Coach Assistant. Harks has been involved in working with children and young people with additional needs and/or disabilities since 2008. After leaving the electronic engineering industry Harks became a project manager for the disabled children's services at Leicester City Council and was able to advocate on behalf of service users to implement changes to make services more accessible to them across Leicester City. He has a range of project management skills and is currently working alongside Christine exploring how the services provided by ADHDS can be sustainable.

 

Liz Williams, Coach Assistant

Liz joined the team in 2013 bringing with her a wealth of experience working with families. She ran her own preschool nursery, and has worked in schools delivering one-to-one mentoring for pupils who experience and display social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Liz has a Certificate in counseling (RSA), credits in working with families and caring for under 8s from Leicestershire Open College Network, and has passed the Leicestershire County Council Autism and Speech and Language training. She is a Child Protection Officer for her church and has taken courses on Domestic Violence and Child Bereavement, which allows her to work alongside Parent Partnership and attend school meetings in various settings.

 

Jo Wagstaff, Coach Assistant

Jo is our newest team member, joining us in 2015. Previously, Jo worked as a Parent Partnership Officer in Leicestershire from 2001-2005, supporting parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities through the education process. She became a Learning Support Assistant for an upper school for three years supporting young people with a range of learning and behaviour needs. She then trained as a secondary school teacher and taught Modern Foreign Languages for five years with special educational needs and Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education as her special interests. She is now a Specialist Mentor and Study Skills Tutor for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at Birmingham City University as well a Coach Assistant for ADHDS.

 

Trisha Chudasama, Administrator 

Trisha has been our ADHDS Administrator since 2015. Her previous experience was working in Business support for more than 5 years, having developed a high level of IT skills with administrative, planning and organisational skills within a fast paced environment. Her experience also involves volunteering at Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) Leicester. This role involved liaising and communicating with statutory and voluntary services such as CAHMS and Health for Kids, a NHS campaign, and setting up links with relevant professionals. She has a degree in Psychology with experience of working within both mainstream and specialist schools in Leicester.

 

 

 


                 

Specialist Coaching

 As Coaches, staff members are qualified to work with a wide range of disabilities, including ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. They practice the fundamental coaching principle of empowerment. They work in close collaboration with clients to enable them to identify their difficulties and find solutions to everyday challenges. They aim to help people to develop strategies that are sustainable and will support them in future.    

 


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