Understanding and managing co-morbid conditions event for parents

On the 27th April 2015 the first Cerebra Forum to be held in South Liverpool looked at understanding and managing co-morbid conditions.

We had three brilliant presentations looking at some of the co-morbid conditions and how best to manage them.   Sandra Scott, Director of SEN Services for the Liverpool ADHD Foundation provided an overview on Tourettes and how they can impact daily life.

Jude Seaward, Learning Disability Nurse/Behaviour specialist from “Simply Misunderstood” spoke about looking at the functions of behaviour and types of challenging behaviour.

The final presentation was by Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO of the Liverpool ADHD Foundation who provided a presentation on anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation in children with neurodisabilities. Each professional gave examples of strategies to deal with comorbidities.

The event was a huge success with forty parents and carers attending. There was plenty of interaction from the parents with opportunities for questions and discussions.

Feedback about the day has been good so far with many people commenting on the quality of information provided by the speakers.

Jenny Lowe, a parent who was there provided some such feedback: “I have a child with an ABI and this is the first Cerebra Forum I have attended. The information was fantastic and the speakers all provided their emails/contact details for further information to be sent. The speakers were very passionate about what they do and gave me lots of ideas to work with.”

Lisa Rudge, another attendee added: “I thought Tony Lloyd from Liverpool ADHD Foundation was fabulous and made his talk very relevant to everyday life.”

Two of the presentations from the day by Dr Tony Lloyd and Jude Seaward can be downloaded below.

Cerebra holds many different family forums covering different subjects throughout the year. To find out when the next one near you is, keep an eye on our What’s on pages.

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