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.
New South Wales
ADDults With ADHD (NSW)
Regular meetings and afternoon teas with guest speakers, either at North Ryde or Ultimo.
Information & support line: 02 9889 5977
The Helpline is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10:30am and 4:30 pm
Macquarie ADHD Parent Support Group
Quarterly meetings at Dunmore Lang College, 130-134 Herring Road Macquarie Park.
Contact page: http://www.macquarieadhd.org.au/contact-us/
Northern Beaches ADHD Parent Support Group
Monthly meetings at Pittwater RSL, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches
82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale.
ADHD Support Group Nepean - Penrith Area
Monthly meetings at the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre,
(behind Southlands Shopping Centre),
3 Trent Street, South Penrith.
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
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, 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.
Beyond the Maze (ADHD/ASD Support)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ADHD.ASD/
Phone: 1300 66 75 35
This is a Brisbane based group for Adults with ADHD and Parents of children with ADHD. There is some helpful information about ADHD on their website and they hold information days for adults, parents and educators.
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.