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 weekly sessions on a Thursday, 6.30 – 8.30pm at Crofthead Community Centre, Dedridge, Livingston 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 monthly support groups for carers and parents on the last Friday of every month, at 10am, Dobbies Garden Centre, Livingston. Here we can talk, share ideas, literature and new information, and most importantly support each other.
 
Regular outings in place of or additional to the kids/teen clubs are also a frequent event – come along and join us!
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A Scottish Charity Helping Families Living With ADHD

Registered Charity No. SCO42422

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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

Megan lives in Pumpherston with her husband and three kids. Josh, her oldest is 10 years old and has ADHD and Aspergers. He was diagnosed roughly 4 years ago.
Megan finds Brighter Days has helped her family alot by having other parents to chat to and something for her son to be involved with and look forward to each week.
"It's the best thing they have ever found as he doesn't feel different - He can be himself."

Megan Borland - Chairperson

Megan lives in Pumpherston with her husband and three kids. Josh, her oldest is 10 years old and has ADHD and Aspergers. He was diagnosed roughly 4 years ago. Megan finds Brighter Days has helped her family alot by having other parents to chat to and something for her son to be involved with and look forward to each week. “It’s the best thing they have ever found as he doesn’t feel different – He can be himself.”
Laura lives in Livingston with her partner and son Bradley (born in 2008). He was diagnosed with ADHD in 2015 and she found Brighter Days when she needed that wee bit extra support and understanding. Laura is a super busy working Mum who has a BA in Law and Politics, and has recently undertaken an MSc Economics for Business and Policy. Despite her busy schedule she always has time to provide a friendly ear to those who need it.

Laura Brown - Treasurer

Laura lives in Livingston with her partner and son Bradley (born in 2008). He was diagnosed with ADHD in 2015 and she found Brighter Days when she needed that wee bit extra support and understanding. Laura is a super busy working Mum who has a BA in Law and Politics, and has recently undertaken an MSc Economics for Business and Policy. Despite her busy schedule she always has time to provide a friendly ear to those who need it.
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.
Sara is a freelance graphic designer, crazy cat lady, movie lover and Mum who lives in Kirknewton with her partner Dan, their two boys, three cats and one dog. She joined Brighter Days when her eldest son was diagnosed with ADHD in early 2017.  She has found the group invaluable in providing support and advice for her and her family and hopes to be involved with it for many years to come.
"If you are lucky enough to be different, don't ever change."

Sara Wilczyńska - Member

Sara is a freelance graphic designer, crazy cat lady, movie lover and Mum who lives in Kirknewton with her partner Dan, their two boys, three cats and one dog. She joined Brighter Days when her eldest son was diagnosed with ADHD in early 2017. She has found the group invaluable in providing support and advice for her and her family and hopes to be involved with it for many years to come. “If you are lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.”