Brighter Days

Brighter Days 

We are a support group for parents, carers and families of children/teenagers affected by ADHD or ASD in West Lothian or Edinburgh. The group all either have children with, or are themselves affected by one or other of these disorders. We hold  fortnightly sessions on a Saturday morning for a kids/teens club. Here the youngsters can take part in various activities while the parents/carers supervise and have time to discuss whatever is affecting them. We also hold (subject to demand) monthly support groups for carers and parents where we can talk, share ideas, literature and new information, and most importantly support each other. We also organise regular outings in place of or additional to the kids/teen clubs.
 
 
ADHD West Lothian

A Scottish Charity Helping Families Living With ADHD

Registered Charity No. SCO42422

ADHD West Lothian

About ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), sometimes referred to, as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a neurobiological disorder caused by an imbalance of some of the neurotransmitters found in the brain, called dopamine and noradrenaline. The main symptoms are:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity

 

Useful Information

Dates For Your Diary

Take note of the dates of our upcoming events and outings.

Meet The Committee

Find out a little about the Brighter Days Committee.

Previous Events

View some of the previous events organised by Brighter Days.

Meet The Committee

Jennifer is a Technical sales executive in the oil and gas industry at exova. She has worked there for 5 years. She's has 2 adult children and a younger child whom was diagnosed with ADHD in 2015. The family attended brighter days soon after receiving the diagnosis and the support they received help through some tough times.  So as chair she hopes to ensure this group continues to help and support other family's living with this condition.

Jennifer Hendry - Chairperson

Jennifer is a Technical sales executive in the oil and gas industry at exova. She has worked there for 5 years. She’s has 2 adult children and a younger child whom was diagnosed with ADHD in 2015. The family attended brighter days soon after receiving the diagnosis and the support they received help through some tough times. So as chair she hopes to ensure this group continues to help and support other family’s living with this condition.
Lorraine Lees is a Play Practitioner with 8 years experience in Early Learning and Childcare with 2 years managerial experience.  Lorraine was diagnosed with ADHD and OCD at age 31

Lorraine Lees - Member

Lorraine Lees is a Play Practitioner with 8 years experience in Early Learning and Childcare with 2 years managerial experience. Lorraine was diagnosed with ADHD and OCD at age 31 & Dyslexia aged 32. Lorraine’s daughter has ADHD and the family attended Brighter Days for 2 years before Lorraine then became a volunteer youth worker to further support children and their families living with ADHD and other Autistic spectrum disorders before being asked to join the committee earlier in 2016.
Avril is a graphic designer for Scotmid Co-operative and has worked with them for 8 years. She founded Brighter Days because she saw a need for support for ADHD children and their families and to help raise awareness of the condition. 
She lives at home with her partner Chris and her three children. The eldest has ADHD and ASD.  Avril was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 35 and knows only to well what it is like living with the condition.

Avril Sinclair - Founder and Secretary

Avril is a graphic designer for Scotmid Co-operative and has worked with them for 8 years. She founded Brighter Days because she saw a need for support for ADHD children and their families and to help raise awareness of the condition. She lives at home with her partner Chris and her three children. The eldest has ADHD and ASD. Avril was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 35 and knows only to well what it is like living with the condition.
Patrick moved up to Scotland in 1991 and has worked for Sky TV since then.  He and his wife Catherine have three adult children, and in 2011 were accepted as foster carers.  They have 2 permanent placements in their care and the elder of these has been diagnosed with ADHD.

Patrick Hardman - Treasurer

Patrick moved up to Scotland in 1991 and has worked for Sky TV since then. He and his wife Catherine have three adult children, and in 2011 were accepted as foster carers. They have 2 permanent placements in their care and the elder of these has been diagnosed with ADHD.