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Productivity Commission into Mental Health – July 2020 update

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ADHD Australia made a submission to the Productivity Commission back in April 2019. In our submission we provided information about ADHD and the measures which can be undertaken to improve individual outcomes in education, workplaces and life, to increase productivity and reduce the economic burden ADHD has within Australia. On 30th June 2020 the Productivity…

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ADHD GAPS SURVEY – June 2020

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We need your help to understand the needs of the ADHD Community. ADHD Australia is passionate about making Australia a better place for all people living with ADHD. The Federal Government will be funding some projects to assist the ADHD community, but the priorities for these projects have not been defined yet. We are keen…

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Success in changing the PBS for ADHD medications

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Over the past few months, we have asked the ADHD community to support us in changing the way ADHD medications are made availability under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). ADHD Australia would like to thank all those who wrote supporting statements, both last year and earlier this year, to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).…

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Research Participation – 2020 – Deakin University (VIC)

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Deakin University and the Centre for Social & Early Emotional Development (SEED) is undertaking research into Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of families affected by ADHD. Associate Professor Emma Sciberas, Higher Degree Coordinator, School of Psychology, and Co-leader Intervention Sciences, Centre for Social & Early Emotional Development, Deakin University in Melbourne, is…

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Research Participation – 2020 – Monash University (VIC)

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Monash University – The Alfi Virtual Reality Project – is undertaking research into the teenager attention difficulties. An easy to complete online survey and an interesting time of participation that promises to offer some great insights into teenager attention difficulties. The Alfi Virtual Reality team at Monash University’s Turner Clinic for Brain and Mental Health…

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Short interruption of one week only in supply of INTUNIV 2mg within Australia

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Shire (a Takeda company), the manufacturer of INTUNIV, has recently experienced a supply interruption which has resulted in a shortage of INTUNIV 2mg in Australia. To ensure ongoing access to INTUNIV, Shire has made available INTUNIV 2mg sample packs which are normally provided to doctors as starter packs. This is expected to cover patient needs…

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Support Group events across Australia – POSTPOSED

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ADHD Australia has been monitoring the official Australian Government Health Advice about Covid-19 and has been in contact with the various Support Groups across the country. All of the Support Groups meetings and events are now not able to go ahead, which is in line with the Government Health Advice. Until the official health advice…

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Support Group event (NSW) – 4 April – POSTPOSED

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ADDults with ADHD has been monitoring the official Health Advice about Covid-19. Given the latest information they have decided to suspend events like the ADHD Awareness Afternoon series until official advice changes. In it’s place ADDults with ADHD is seeking to organise online events that continue to provide some of their services. Those of you…

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Support Group event (NSW) – 15 Mar – NEWCASTLE & THE HUNTER VALLEY’S, SOCIAL MEETUP

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‘Your Big ADHD Questions’ Session: LUNCH/MIX/SHARE/LEARN. Hosted by The Sydney & Newcastle ADHD Meetup Groups. WHEN: Sunday, 15 March 2020. TIME: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. WHERE: Blacksmith Café, 116 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, (Sydney) NSW 2010. RSVP: by Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 3:00 pm. What we’re doing We’ll meet, mix and relax. We’ll have…

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Support Group event (NSW) – 12 March – POSTPONED

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The next parent talk scheduled for the evening Thursday, 12 March 2020 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Macquarie ADHD Parent Support Group are awaiting further details for the opportunity to reschedule Alex Latouche’s presentation about differentiating between health services and engaging with your school. There are other parent talks planned for the…

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