ADHD Australia is working closely with a number of ADHD parent and carer support groups around the country. To enable you to connect with a support group within your state or local area we have listed below a number of these groups' contact details.
Many of these groups have website resources and online learning webinars which can be undertaken from anywhere within Australia.
Due to Covid-19 there remains continuing and varied restrictions, which are state dependant, about physically getting together. Many groups are delivering their meetings online. Please check with the various groups about how and when they 'virtual' meet online.
New South Wales
ADDults With ADHD
Provides free information, support and self-help resources to adults and families. They have a helpline (noted below) and hold an Annual Conference and quarterly ADHD Awareness Afternoons with guest speakers, either at North Ryde or Ultimo locations.
ADHD Centre, Helpline: 02 9889 5977
The helpline is happy to take call from anywhere within Australia and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10:30am and 4:30pm AEST
Macquarie ADHD Parent Support Group
Quarterly meetings at The Chats Function Room, The Ranch Hotel, Corner Epping & Herring Roads, North Ryde.
Contact page: http://www.macquarieadhd.org.au/contact-us/
ADHD Illawarra Support Group
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 10.am at the Dapto Leagues Club.
They also run their ‘’Being Me’’ program for children from their main venue at Citylife, 129 Jardine St Fairy Meadow. NSW. For more information please visit the website.
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ADHD Support Australia
Monthly speaker evenings at Pittwater RSL, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches
In addition to their monthly speaker (now provided online during Covid-19) they have social meetups for both parents and adults with ADHD, workshops, self-care events, parenting courses and PEERS Social Skills for Teens Program.
82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale.
ADHD Support Group Nepean
Monthly meetings at the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre,
(behind Southlands Shopping Centre),
3 Trent Street, South Penrith.
The ADHD Foundation plans to develop ADHD friendly services through various highly effective technology systems and services. They have recently undertaken to host and support a number of events.
More information is available from their website.
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Helpline: 1300 39 39 19
Canberra & Queanbeyan ADD Support Group (ADDACT)
There are regular meetings which are held at the Canberra College, First floor, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip ACT.
Information & support line: 02 6290 1984 during business hours
or 02 6287 4608 after hours between 6pm and 9pm
ADHDWA has regular support group meetings for parents and adults living with ADHD which meet at The Niche, QEII Health Campus, Corner of Hospital Ave & Aberdare Road, Nedlands.
In addition to their monthly adult support group meetings they have regular parent coffee mornings, an OnTrac program for tweens and teens and additional learning and development programs.
Information & support line: (08) 6457 7544
The Helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm
Adult ADHD Melbourne
Adult ADHD Melbourne is a support group for adults with ADHD, their family and friends, and health professionals working in the area. Its purpose is to provide peer support, shared resources, information, and advocacy. They meet on the second Saturday of each month at Docklands Library, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands, from 2:00-4:00 pm.
This group provides online peer to peer community support for like minded people with ADHD including families and parents. It provides resources to help understand ADHD and to reduce the stigma in the wider Australian populations.
ADHD United provides online peer to peer community support and information resources for people with ADHD including, individuals, families, parents and carers. It also advocates for ADHDers in both the public and private sectors, as well as conducting information seminars to inform the community of what ADHD and its comorbidities are, their positives and negatives, and how they affect people both young and the not so young.
Support through online advocacy
Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia
This is an online national group which aims to increase public awareness and reduce stigma surrounding ADHD. It looks to ensure families are informed and empowered to help their children and seeks to increase the capacity of schools to manage ADHD.
Rethink ADHD awareness and advocacy Facebook campaign with the PAAA group: https://www.facebook.com/RethinkADHDAustralia
The aim of the Rethink ADHD campaign is to shift the way that children with ADHD are responded to in Australia and inspire education and health professionals to seek out the most up to date and reliable information about ADHD.