Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition which is hotly debated and widely misunderstood. Where is the line between a ‘spirited’ or ‘badly behaved’ child and a child suffering from ADHD? How can you tell? Fortunately in Birmingham there is a service to which children can be referred in order to try and determine exactly that.
I was commissioned by Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust to develop a short film to outline what the ADHD Nurse Led Service does and to explain to parents, carers, school staff and school nurses how referrals can be made and how the assessment is conducted.
1,000 DVDs were produced back in January (yes, I am incredibly behind in my blogging!), which are now being circulated in schools. This is an important tool in aiding understanding of the condition and compliments the awareness-raising that the ADHD Nurse Led Service is already doing.
The film was produced in close collaboration with the ADHD team – Kim, Chris and Mel. However, the real star of the show is Scrabble, Kim’s Springer Spaniel, who showed real professionalism in demonstrating some of the key symptoms of ADHD!
If you would like a copy of the film, or want to know more about the service then head to the service website for more information.