04 Mar

Opportunity to participate in research into needs and experiences of parents of children with AD/HD

North East ADHD support group

A thank you and a reminder from Tom Nicholson’s regarding his brilliant new AD/HD research project:

Tom asked me to thank everybody who has already contacted him about his research. There is still ‘room’ for more participants, so please contact him if the details below apply. I forgot to mention that his research will be based on getting responses from people living across the region.

Understanding the needs and experiences of parents whose children are on the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnostic journey: A longitudinal study.

The principle researcher is Tom Nicholson (BA (Hons), RMN, Bsc) and Graduate Tutor in Mental Health Nursing (Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle University) a valued colleague who has been a great asset to the support groups in recent months. Tom’s Ph.D. research project aims to better understand parental needs and experiences throughout the ADHD journey, this includes referral, waiting time, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge from NHS services.

Eligibility criteria regarding people who would like to participate in this research study

If you, a client, family member, or a friend can answer yes to either of these two questions, please contact Tom (contact information below)

1)   Are you a parent of a child who has recently been referred for assessment for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?


2)   Are you the parent of a child who has recently (within the last 6 months) been diagnosed with ADHD?

Tom’s research will be particularly useful in that it is genuinely interested in giving parents the ability to voice their stories regarding their experiences, and how these stories may change at pivotal moments across the diagnostic process. The research will also connect with key supporting individuals within the parent’s life to help develop an understanding of how parents of children on the ADHD journey make sense of their situation, and what influences that ‘sense-making’ process. The research will collect data through 3 interviews with parents over a period of two years.

For a full participant information sheets and information, please contact the principle researcher Tom Nicholson T.nicholson@northumbria.ac.uk or 0191 215 6267

If it is applicable to you, please support Tom’s research, he has a genuine interest in ADHD.

best wishes


bill scott
Adult AD/HD Support Groups NE

mobile / text: 07856212564
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