Changing Lives Initiative

If you would like to find out more you can find The Changing Lives Initiative website here.

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What is the Changing Lives Initiative?

The Changing Lives Initiative is a community-based project creating a better understanding about ADHD and providing an intervention programme for families with children (aged 3-7) experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD.

The Changing Lives Initiative provides an evidence-based parenting programme that has succeeded in significantly reducing the impact of ADHD on the lives and functioning of children and families.

The EU funded project worked with over 2,000 families in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The project is now being delivered in Co Meath and Co Louth thanks to funding from the HSE. For further information please visit or the dedicated Facebook page The Changing Lives Initiative | Facebook


Results & Project Report

April 2021 saw the successful completion of the EU funded phase of The Changing Lives Initiative project. By clicking the following link you can watch video interviews with some of the parents involved in the project.

Also, further information on the project and the results of the evaluations are available in the final Project Report below.


The Changing Lives Initiative project was delighted to be a finalist in the prestigious 2022 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards.  Our innovative early intervention programme was shortlisted in the category of Healthcare Initiative: Child Health & Wellbeing.

The Changing Lives Initiative was the proud recipient of Ireland’s 2021 Community Project Award (Excellence in Business Awards) from the Public Sector Magazine.

In May 2023, the Changing Lives Initiative was one of the first five interventions to be included in the What Works Ireland Evidence Hub. For more on this: What Works Ireland Evidence Hub: Search Results – WhatWorks


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Our Achievements

In 2020, The Changing Lives Initiative successfully delivered the following:

New HSE funded project kicked off in Louth and Meath

During the INTERREG VA project over 2000 families benefitted

During the INTERREG VA Project, 1700 education and health professionals were ADHD trained by the programme

The CLI Project has been funded by:

The initiative’s three-year cross border project was supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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The initiative also received funding from the All Island Fund, operated by The Community Foundation for Ireland and The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, to help us to disseminate the project results and to further develop our cross border partnerships.

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The initiative is currently available in Louth and Meath thanks to funding from the HSE.

Changing Lives initiative wins the Community Project award for 2021
Training & Awareness Session by thr Changing Lives initiative
Training & Awareness Session by thr Changing Lives initiative