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ADHD Group Program

ADHD Discovery Series

Discover a holistic approach to ADHD management with May Health's 8-Week ADHD Discovery Series. Specifically crafted for South Australian adults, particularly those newly diagnosed with ADHD, this program integrates medical, psychological, and nutritional insights for a comprehensive approach.

About the Program

  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Format: In-person group sessions
  • Participant Group: 6 participants per group
  • Focus: In-depth understanding and management of ADHD through evidence-based education and interventions
  • Audience: Suited for adults, particularly those with a new ADHD diagnosis


  • Dr Emilie Staehr (Specialist Mental Health GP, Program Manager, Clinical Lead)
  • Nicole Hinton (Clinical Psychologist)
  • Matthew Guidolin (Clinical Psychologist)
  • Jessica Tilbrook (Accredited Practising Dietitian)

Program Schedule

Summer Program 1, 2024: full capacity

When: weekly on Monday evenings for eight weeks

January: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
February: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: May Health, 28 Ward Street, North Adelaide

Summer Program 2, 2024: taking expressions of interest

When: weekly for eight weeks, day TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: May Health, 28 Ward Street, North Adelaide

Autumn Program 1, 2024: taking expressions of interest

When: weekly for eight weeks, day TBA

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: May Health, 28 Ward Street, North Adelaide

**dates are subject to change due to public holidays and clinician availability**


Cost: $960 (equivalent to $120 per session)

Rebate: Medicare rebates are available for some sessions with a valid referral.

Booking Information

Places are closed for our Summer Program 1 for 2024. Contact us via phone or our website contact form for further details or to secure your place for other 2024 programs.

We anticipate welcoming you at May Health for an enriching journey towards a comprehensive understanding and management of ADHD.


Session Information

Putting the person back into ADHD: Symptoms and Beyond with Dr Emilie Staehr

Session 1: Group Welcome and Introduction; ADHD and The Psyche; Brain Structure, Physiology and Hormones; Treatment Overview

Session 2: Emotional Regulation, Relationship Dynamics, Lifestyle & Rituals

Understanding and Managing the Time and Sleep for ADHD with Nicole Letch

Session 3: Time Blindness and Increasing Awareness

Session 4: Getting To Bed, Getting Up, and Getting To Work On Time

What are the Psychological Management Strategies for Executive Functioning Difficulties in ADHD? with Matthew Guidolin

Session 5: Self-Management Supports for ADHD and Planning

Session 6: Task Initiation, Managing Distraction and Improving Organisation

Enhancing ADHD Management: Exploring Nutrition, Eating Patterns & Relationship with Food with Jessica Tilbrook/Amanda Maiorano

Session 7: Understanding & Normalising Eating Patterns

Session 8: Nutrition Planning for ADHD

Obtaining A Referral

If you feel that you would be eligible for a rebate under the Medicare Better Access Initiative due to mental health difficulties encountered in managing ADHD symptoms, then you could meet with your GP or Specialist to discuss your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan and obtain a referral under the Better Access Initiative, namely group therapy item number 80120.

You will need to supply your referral letter from a specialist or a mental health treatment plan and referral from a GP for Group Therapy, item no 80120. Participants without referrals are welcome to participate, however, they will be not be entitled to a Medicare Rebate.

You must supply your referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan prior to the commencement of the psychology sessions in order to receive the Medicare rebate.

Medicare Rebate

For those who have an eligible referral, a receipt per session attended will be emailed following attendance at a session. These receipts can be used to claim a Medicare rebate of approximately $23.80 per session attended with the sessions run by the Clinical Psychologists only (no rebate for the GP or Dietitian sessions). Please note that Medicare rebates cannot be claimed for sessions which Members do not attend and it is a Medicare requirement that a minimum of 4 participants attend in order for any participants to get the rebate. We cannot guarantee the rebate due to participant non-attendance should total numbers fall below the minimum requirement of 4.

Private Health Care

If you wish to access your private healthcare cover, please check with your provider if you are entitled to a rebate from your private health insurance policy.

The ADHD Discovery Series aims to help individuals understand what is really going on underneath one’s brain, without judgement and without shame