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Career

Scarlet Simmons

ADHD Kids Mentor

Scarlet has has a BSc in Psychology, and a Masters in Acting, which she uses to help children find confidence, develop their social skills, and discover tools to help them in their everyday life. She has experience working in schools as a teacher, so understands the limitations that the system can push onto a child or parent, which can make life feel like a battle. While mentoring, she uses her role play experience to engage the children and encourage self-discovery in a fun, exciting way. As someone who has ADHD herself, she wholly understands the struggles and difficulties children, and adults, experience, both at home, and at school.

After recently being diagnosed with ADHD, I have seen an insider view at how little support and guidance there is for people with a diagnosis. Through school and growing up, I was also told I had anxiety/depression/eating disorders etc which just left me feeling very confused and isolated. I believe that no child should have to go through that, and it doesn’t take much to help a child feel supported and understood. This is why I joined The ADHD Advocate - to utilise my skills and knowledge in the most effective way with the aim of guiding children through their ADHD.

My degree in Psychology has given me a fantastic base understand of cognition, behaviour and the brain, while my acting qualifications and experience allows me to bring that knowledge to life in a practical way, in order to engage and encourage children to work through their thoughts using role play, silliness and fun. I have extensive experience working with children, both in the classroom and out, so understand the struggles that students experience in school, and know how to help.

Ben Isaacson

Kids Coach

The playground can be a brutal place for any child. ADHD doesn’t just affect students in the classroom, nor does it mean that they’re always getting into fights. For many children with ADHD, the biggest struggle is the negative perception they get from their peers. If your child has ADHD, it’s likely they’ll be focusing on many negative thoughts throughout the day. It’s the small moments in the playground that can make all the difference. The negativity remains with the child throughout the school day and will likely find a release later in the evening.

If your child is stressed or angry at the end of the school day, it could be the result of loneliness, rejection, boredom or bullying. If the child suffers in silence, these feelings will likely develop into harmful negative perceptions over time. It’s so important for children with ADHD to have a support system to get them through the challenges of childhood. If you suspect your child is having a hard time, a mentor or coach who understands your child’s ADHD can make a huge difference to their life.

I can help. I understand first hand the challenges growing up with ADHD. Not only am I a certified ADHD Coach but I also have UK accredited teacher training, giving me valuable insight into the ADHD experience at school having taught across all class groups from Reception to 6th Form. I love coaching children and know how difficult it is for those with ADHD to pay attention and how painful boredom can be so I make sessions as fun and engaging as possible with lots of games and hands-on activities. I make sure the children feel seen and heard and instil in them the hope and confidence (as well as equip them with the tools and systems) that they need to thrive with ADHD.

Leanne Maskell

Coach

Leanne was an international fashion model from the age of 13 so has a unique insight into the peer pressure girls with ADHD are placed under to lose weight, take drugs and drink alcohol. Leanne can help your teen navigate the pitfalls of growing up with ADHD. Leanne also assists adults with ADHD in the workplace, helping them understand their workplace challenges and equipping them with the tools and structures they need to harness their strengths.

Leanne is perfectly positioned to coach ADHDers around issues that she has faced (and overcome) including bullying at school, studying at university, eating disorders, "vices" such as drugs and alcohol, phone addiction, relationship difficulties and workplace related struggles.

Stephanie Camilleri

CEO

Stephanie Camilleri leads The ADHD Advocate as our CEO. As a proud ADHDer herself, she is passionate about educating and inspiring as many people as possible to understand and embrace ADHD. She is also the co-founder of ADHD Unlocked, a membership community that provides ADHD education, implementation and community support. Stephanie used to be a Magic Circle Lawyer in Banking and understands the challenges first hand of navigating the workplace with ADHD and is passionate about raising ADHD awareness in Education, Healthcare and the Workplace, particularly in professions such as the Law and Medicine.