SPACE Stockport Website Updates

We are currently working on improvements to our website and blog. If you have visited us lately you may have noticed that the website changes from one day to another whilst: updates are made, things are tweaked or in some cases our self appointed web monkey came up with a better idea and started the whole thing again from scratch!

For the team at SPACE Stockport, the most important thing is for parents of children with ADHD to find out information about our monthly meet ups. No matter what the website looks like, our priority is for parents to be able to find out the date and location of our next meeting and we pledge that no matter how many things we tweak, change or redesign, the SPACE website will always 24 hours a day 365 days a year satisfy that goal.

For those of you that know the team, you’ll know that our ambitions are a lot higher than that. We want our website to be a source of information for anybody interested in ADHD, but particularly for those caring for or working with children. The updates we’re currently making will make it easier for us to organise that information and publish content about new research and the various activities in the ADHD community.

So please excuse us if we don’t look our best for a couple of weeks and don’t forget that no matter what, our website will always be there.

 

Claire

 

SPACE Stockport ADHD Parent Support Group 2018 Meeting Dates

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SPACE Stockport have a monthly meet up at local coffee shop Funky Monkey Coffee Company on Bramhall Lane in Davenport, Stockport.

The meetings are usually held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm.

 

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Wednesday 11th July 2018

No meeting in August

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Wednesday 12th December 2018

SPACE Take On The Titan – Sponsored Zipwire

On October the 7th the SPACE Team are travelling to Wales to take on the Titan.

Titan is a four person zipwire that flies 2000 metres down a Welsh valley, which raises the question of why four women, three of whom are terrified of heights, are driving to Wales to put themselves through that ordeal. The answer to that question is that they are raising money for SPACE Stockport, the ADHD parent support group they run.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition which is regularly characterised by hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. It is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be challenging, especially if children and young people have problems managing their behaviour or experience difficulties at school.

Despite all the scientific research there is a lot of misinformation about ADHD, which leads to ignorance and negative stereotypes. To help combat these problems and raise awareness of the facts, we’re challenging the misinformation about ADHD by challenging our fear of heights.¬†October is ADHD Awareness month so we decided to celebrate and raise funds for our group with a sponsored Zipwire.

ADHD is still stigmatised and parents and carers often find themselves on the front line. SPACE provides information, advice and support for parents in a friendly open environment, with others in a similar situation.We share information on a variety of topics including school conflicts, medication, and the diagnosis process. We are also able to signpost parents to services which can help them and their children. As a community of ADHD parents we are able to share personal experiences, which can especially helpful for those with a new diagnosis who may feel overwhelmed.

SPACE holds regular monthly meet ups and provides online support, but we’d like to extend the range of services we offer and unfortunately that costs money, so we’re taking on the Titan and we’d appreciate your support. If you’d like to make a donation to our zipwire challenge please visit our Just Giving page where you can donate securely.

If you happen to be in Wales on the 7th of October and hear screaming, don’t worry it’s just the SPACE Team supporting parents, abolishing myths and fighting sterotypes.

Wish us luck.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/s-p-a-c-e/adhd

Liverpool Here We Come

The team here at SPACE Stockport pride ourselves on our knowledge of ADHD but we’re never too proud to learn more. This November, Claire and Sharyn will be travelling to Liverpool to attend the ADHD Fundation’s 2017 Conference.

We’re looking forward to catching up on the latest information on ADHD and sharing it all with our local parents.

Time For A Change

Over the next few weeks we are going to be updating the SPACE website and refreshing the look of our blog.

During the changes our website and blog will still be available but you’ll definitely notice some changes.¬†In addition to our website and blog, we’re also on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

SPACE Stockport ADHD Parent Support Group Meetings 2017

SPACE Stockport hold their ADHD parent support group meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at a coffee shop in Stockport called The Funky Monkey Coffee Company.

If you have a child with ADHD and would like to spend a couple of hours with other local parents in the same position, why not join us?

Wednesday 11th January 2017
Wednesday 8th February 2017
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Wednesday 12th April 2017
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Wednesday 14th June 2017
Wednesday 12th July 2017
No Meeting In August
Wednesday 13th September 2017
Wednesday 11th October 2017
Wednesday 8th November 2017
Wednesday 13th December 2017