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Have a look at our shiny new video all about our Augmented Reality AHA EU research project with UCD, WordsWorthLearning and CNR Italy, to help children learn better! It’s for children with ADHD who are going into 4th, 5th or 6th class from Sept 2018. To get involved or for more info please visit

The son of former President Patrick Hillery has resigned from his post as a psychiatrist in the HSE in protest at the state of mental health services which left him "ethically compromised".

Dr John Hillery worked in the mental health and intellectual disability services for nearly 30 years.

He described how in his own case the lack of a respite service for young men with autism, who suffer behavioural distress, left him with no option but to prescribe them medication to relieve this.

Following on from our very successful Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) course last year we are delighted to let you know this course is now available again! This course is aimed at adolescents!

SFBT promotes positive change by encouraging participants to focus positively on what they do well and to set goals and work out how to achieve them.  With Solution Focused Brief Therapy, the conversation is directed toward developing and achieving their vision of solutions. This method is future-focused, goal-directed and focuses on solutions rather than on the problems.

Gizzi Erskine has said she hopes to inspire people “going through a tough time” and give them the confidence to achieve their goals.

I have ADHD. I take pills every day because they make my life, and that of my family, better. They help me function and to do the things most people take for granted.

One in 20 people are like me. Yet despite how common ADHD is, and how profound the impact can be, it is hard to get people to take it seriously. Furthermore, there are growing voices claiming that the medication I take is part of the problem.

So let me set the record straight on a few things about ADHD:


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