a charity supporting parents & carers of challenging children

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HELPP began with an idea from our patron, DR Angel Adams.Dr ANgel Adams

Dr Adams set up HELPP in 2004 and has been a valuable source of help, support and advice ever since. She has also personally helped every member of the HELPP Management Team.

The idea for HELPP came out of the social skills groups that she ran for children and young people with ADHD, and those within the Autistic Spectrum and other related disorders.

Whilst she was working with and supporting the young people she realised that the parents and carers who looked after the children and young people also needed support and a listening ear and she brought together a small group of the parents and carers and formed a fortnightly support group, which has since developed into HELPP.

HELPP works predominantly in the London Borough of Sutton and until recently was a voluntary organisation. In January 2011 it became a registered charity.

Dr Adams is a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist, specialising in psychodiagnostic assessment and the treatment of children with complex psychiatric and neuro-developmental disorders.

She also is Chartered and a Practitioner Full member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has over 30 years of experience in total.

She has been trained both in the UK and in America where her training was in diagnostic assessments and treatment of families, adults and children.

Her qualifications include a BA (Hons), an MA in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has written a psychosocial training manual for professionals working with children and adolescents who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

As a Clinical Psychologist she has been trained in:

This allows them her advise on diagnostic issues, appropriate school interventions, and schooling.

She can therefore make clear recommendations for how to support a child educationally

How  HELPP started