About Us

About The Changing Lives Initiative

Welcome to the Changing Lives Initiative. We are a cross border community-based project working in County Louth, Colin / West Belfast and the Argyll & Bute region. We work to create a better understanding about ADHD and provide an early intervention parent programme for families with children (3-7) experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD.

As many as 5 to 6% of school aged children are affected by ADHD. Our programme is based on internationally recognised good practice models of intervention for young children with ADHD. We deliver an evidence based programme built on over 30 years of research and development.

There are five partner organisations involved in The Changing Lives Initiative: Archways, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Dundalk Institute of Technology, The Genesis Programme (Louth Leader Partnership) and NHS Highland.

The Changing Lives Initiative is being supported by an award of €2.7m by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, a programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding for the project has been provided by the Department for Health in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health in Ireland, as well as by the five partner organisations involved in delivering the project.

The project is set to run until May 2020 and will benefit over 2,000 families during this time. As well as working with families the programme provides training for those working with young children, in particular teachers and early years’ professionals.