What Is SPACE Stockport?

Stockport Parents of ADHD Children in Education (S.P.A.C.E.) is a parent support group for parents and carers of children and young people in the Stockport area with ADHD and associated conditions.

We provide information to parents and carers in a friendly open and informal environment where they can express their feelings and concerns with others that understand the challenges of raising a child with ADHD.

There is a lot of misinformation about the condition, which can be confusing, especially for those with a new diagnosis.

Here at SPACE we recognise that the more we understand about the condition, the easier it is for us to help and support our children, particularly as they move through the education system. We are working to abolish the myths and stigma, which are commonly associated with the condition and support the movement for a national ADHD strategy.

We hold regular monthly meet ups in a local coffee shop and also have a growing online community.

We signpost local services that are able to offer help and support to parents and regularly host presentations from professionals or organisations who are of interest to our parents.

Next SPACE Meeting

7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Wednesday 14th February 2018

The Funky Monkey Coffee Company
175 - 177 Bramhall Lane
Stockport
SK2 6JA

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition which is commonly characterised by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is commonly characterised by inattention and impulsivity.

The term Attention Deficit can be misleading as it suggests that those with ADHD / ADD have a lack of attention, when the issue is usually that they have inconsistent levels of attention and difficulty controlling where it is directed. At one time ADHD was considered to be a condition which only affected male children. This is now known to be incorrect, but unfortunately the stereotype of unruly little boys continues to affect the diagnosis of girls and adults, particularly those without hyperactivity.

Common ADHD Characteristics

INATTENTION

Easily Distracted
Difficulty Organising
Loses or Forgets Things
Difficulty Following Instructions
Doesn't Appear To Listen

IMPULSIVITY

Speaks & Acts Without Thinking
Interrupts
Calls Out in Class
Acts The Clown
Rushes Through Work

HYPERACTIVITY

Fidgety
Regularly Taps, Fiddles, Touches
Restless
Always On The Go
Takes Risks


ABOUT SPACE

SPACE Stockport

SPACE is run by a small team of volunteers. It was started over a decade ago, by a group of Stockport parents who all have children with ADHD.

The original team recognised that there was a shortage of support for other families in their position.

What they needed didn't exist, so they created it.

The SPACE Team

Sharyn
Sharyn
Donna
Donna
Michelle
Michelle
Claire
Claire

Get In Touch

Meet Us For Coffee

SPACE Stockport ADHD group has a monthly meet up at a local coffee shop in Stockport. If you are a parent or carer of a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder then you are very welcome to join us.

Talk To Us Online

In addition to our website we also have a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a blog. Our Facebook page includes regular posts about ADHD and includes Facebook posts from other support groups or organisations that share useful information. We also have a closed Facebook group where comments are only visible to other group members.