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.

 

We provide a nurturing and friendly online community and live expert speaker events where you can build your knowledge and learn how to manage ADHD.

 

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.

 

Explore Our ADHD Directory

 

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. 

Vivian Dunstan
Founder

 

ADHD Support Australia is now endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

Attending speaker evenings will contribute 1 hour 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Our ADHD Support Services

Resources

Resources

Our comprehensive directory of all things ADHD includes practitioners, services, products & resources.

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Parenting

Parenting

Our 6-week course 'Parenting Children with ADHD' provides greater parenting skills & confidence.

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Learning

Learning

Expert speaker events with cutting edge strategies for managing ADHD for parents, teens and professionals.

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Community

Community

A supportive community of private parent Facebook groups and an online group for in-depth book discussions.

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Recent Blog Posts

Waking Up to the Role Of Sleep in ADHD

Research shows the largest group of all age groups with ADHD have an evident sleep problem. Yet, often in Mental […]

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ADHD and Dental Care

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Who should I see for my Adult ADHD?

I was recently asked if it was overkill to have a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a coach. While this could […]

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She can't have ADHD

“When I was a kid I was pretty good at day-dreaming. In primary school I would stare into space as […]

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What People Are Saying

Frances Pellegrini

Mum

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.

Sarah

Mum

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.

Anon

Keep up the great work. Very impressive.

Sharyn Whitton

Owner / Newport Education Centre

Thanks for your fantastic efforts to educate our parents. It really does make a difference!

Pauline Allan

Mum

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.

Anon

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.

Anon

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.

Anon

Actually, YOU and the meetings have been the best support! I am indebted to you.

Anon

You’re doing an amazing job helping so many parents navigate the challenges of ADHD! Your efforts are really appreciated.

Julie

Learning 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.

Hannah

Mum

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.

Nikki

ADHD Parent

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.

Nikki

Parent

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.

Ross

School Counsellor

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 to many parents I see the benefits of attending and joining this organisation.

Emma

Parent

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.