Welcome to ADHD Support Australia
An online resource created by ADHD parent, Vivian Dunstan
Whether in Australia or globally, ADHD Support Australia strives to meet your needs as an ADHD parent/carer, adult, teen or professional.
Our popular parenting course provides skills & strategies to empower you as a parent and an opportunity to share and discuss your experiences with others facing similar challenges.
Our comprehensive ADHD directory has links to practitioners, services, resources and products to support you on your journey.
There are so many options to explore – every journey is unique but our community is non-judgmental. Whatever combination of treatment modalities you decide on, we’re here to support you.
Over the past few years it has been my honour and pleasure to guide many families through what can be a stressful and chaotic journey, in a purposeful and supportive way.
Thank you for visiting, we’re sure you’ll find everything you need.
Our ADHD Support Services
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What People Are Saying
The community don’t know how lucky they are to have you! I really wish we lived closer so we could attend your amazing speaker evenings.
I left the talk feeling energised and positive! It was good to feel that all of our hard work and patience was going to be rewarded and that good things are in our futures. I will keep an eye on your calendar for upcoming sessions.
Keep up the great work. Very impressive.
Sharyn WhittonOwner / Newport Education Centre
Thanks for your fantastic efforts to educate our parents. It really does make a difference!
I learned so much last night and am looking forward to attending many more speaker evenings. Thank you for helping families of ADHD children, it would be so much harder without ADHD Support Australia. Very, very much appreciated.
This is an exceptionally well-run group. The speaker evenings are informative and we are always kept informed of what's on in the community.
Thanks for all the work that you do, I personally think it is amazing, and you have built up a fantastic resource for ADHD families.
YOU and the meetings have been the best support! I am indebted to you.
You’re doing an amazing job helping so many parents navigate the challenges of ADHD! Your efforts are really appreciated.
JulieLearning Support Teacher
I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed the speaker evenings over the years and how helpful the information has been for my teaching position and personal life. I am looking forward to attending many more sessions. The effort you put in to supporting parents and members of the community is amazing! It's so comprehensive and well-organised and I want to acknowledge that and thank you for it.
Thank you for the talk on ADHD & Anxiety tonight, I went away feeling comforted to know that there are obviously so many other parents out there battling with the same issues that we deal with on a day-to-day basis and that we're not alone.
When I didn’t know what to do next or where to go, I found you, your parenting course and speaker nights and I could relax knowing I was gaining the knowledge I needed to travel this unexpected road with my family. 100% open minded with regards to medication I have never felt any judgement only support and encouragement to keep trying. Meeting other parents who understand has been invaluable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Vivian.
These talks are a great resource for all parents, even if your child does not have ADHD. The speakers are well selected, well informed and provide meaningful and practical recommendations for some challenging situations. I recommend the benefits of attending and joining this organisation to many parents I see.
I just wanted to say what a wonderful and informative talk it was last night from Helen Padarin, I thoroughly enjoyed it and could’ve listened to her share her knowledge and perspective for hours! Well done and thank you to all involved for making these speaker evenings possible.
Vivian Dunstan has done an extraordinary job establishing ADHD Support Australia. My journey would have been so different without all the information and support that Vivian has provided. We are very fortunate that professionals such as Ian Wallace are so generous with their time sharing their knowledge to help us understand more about our children.
Thank you for helping families of ADHD children, it would be so much harder without ADHD Support Australia. Very, very much appreciated.
You’re doing an amazing job helping so many parents navigate the challenges of ADHD! Your efforts are really appreciated!
I have found ADHD Support Australia so helpful. The parenting course, the speakers, the special events and the website have been great resources. It has also been wonderful to connect with other people in the ADHD community. Vivian is so knowledgeable and helpful and caring. I consider myself very fortunate to have found this group and that it is on the Northern Beaches!
The speaker evenings are invaluable. Sometimes you might only pick up one tip, other times a dozen new strategies. But I always come away knowing that I am not alone and wanting to rush home and hug my child!
If your child has ADHD you need to get along to these fab speaker evenings!
Parent & Teacher
The Ian Wallace talk was very informative for myself as a parent of an ADHD child and also being a teacher I was given some great strategies to use in the classroom.
I just wanted to say Thank You!! After attending one of your recent speaker sessions at Pittwater RSL, my daughter has had an assessment through the Child Development Clinic (Dr Yeoh/Jessica Staniland) and now has a formal diagnosis for her ADHD, ASD & Anxiety. It has taken many years to get to this point (and several countries) and we can't thank you enough for putting us in touch with the right people in our new country of residence. Keep up the good work - you are amazing and a valuable resource to local families. We are eternally grateful.
I would not have survived the last 5 years without your Support Group! You are very much appreciated!
Both my sons have been diagnosed with ADHD, my oldest inattentive, youngest hyperactive/impulsive. I have found the work you do to be invaluable to me as a mum and teacher. Thank you so much.
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to share and support families and educators in this field.
Our journey is still ongoing, but it's down to you providing information so families can access help and support that really makes a difference to so many lives.
I have found ADHD Support Australia so helpful. The parenting course, the speakers, the special events and the website have been great resources. It has also been wonderful to connect with other people in the ADHD community. Vivian is so knowledgeable and helpful and caring. I consider myself very fortunate to have found this group!