Changing Lives Initiative
ABOUT THE PROJECT
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 www.changinglivesinitiative.com 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.
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An early intervention approach to ADHD
The initiative has recently secured funding under the All Island Fund to continue our work to disseminate the project results and to work to shift policy and service provision in the area of ADHD. We are working to secure ongoing funding for the provision of our ADHD intervention, in the meantime, the Project App remains available to families and practitioners.
The Project App helps families understand what ADHD is and provides practical strategies and tools for parents to use with their children. The App is particularly relevant for parents who have concerns about their child’s behaviour but are not yet sure if their child may have ADHD.
Download the App for free at www.changinglivesinitiative.com.
In 2020, The Changing Lives Initiative successfully delivered the following:
The ADHD app was launched in March 2020
Incredible Years ADHD parent programmes were delivered
Education and health professionals were ADHD trained by the programme
Parents attended the ADHD Information and Awareness Sessions
The CLI Project was 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).
The Initiative has recently received funding from the All Island Fund, operated by The Community Foundation for Ireland and The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, to help us continue to disseminate the project results and to further develop our cross border partnerships.