The Changing Lives Initiative is a community-based project creating a better understanding about ADHD and providing an intervention programme for families with children (aged 3-7) experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD.


Following the success of the 3.5 year EU funded project to deliver and evaluate the Changing Lives programme, funding has now been secured from the Health Service Executive for a pilot rollout of the Programme in Counties Louth and Meath. The programme will be available in Louth and Meath from January 2023. Please watch this space for further updates.


In April 2021, the Initiative concluded our 3.5 year cross border project to deliver and evaluate a new community based early intervention approach to ADHD. Further information on the project and the results of the evaluations are available in the final Project Report.  Video interviews with some of the parents involved in the project can also be seen here.

The Initiative has recently secured funding under the All Island Fund to continue our work to disseminate the project results and to work to shift policy and service provision in the area of ADHD.  We are working hard to try and secure ongoing funding for the provision of our ADHD intervention, in the meantime the Project App is still available to families and practitioners.


Roll out of the Early Intervention ADHD programme in Counties Louth and Meath is being supported by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

The Initiative has recently received funding from the All Island Fund, operated by The Community Foundation for Ireland and The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, to help us continue to disseminate the results of the EU project and to further develop our cross border partnerships.

The Initiative’s 3.5 year cross border project was supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).


Finalist 2022 Irish Health Centre Awards

The Changing Lives Initiative project was delighted to be a finalist in the prestigious 2022 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards.  Our innovative early intervention programme was shortlisted in the category of Healthcare Initiative: Child Health & Wellbeing.

Winner 2021 Public Sector Magazine Awards

The Changing Lives Initiative was the proud recipient of Ireland’s 2021 Community Project Award (Excellence in Business Awards) from the Public Sector Magazine.