Parents and Carers of Children with ADHD Resources

Please find below information, resources and links that you may find helpful recommended by group members. If you have any suggestions, additions, corrections or feedback then please get in touch!

Diagnosis

NHS Overview of ADHD in Children including diagnosis.

ADHD UK have made this handy diagnosis pathways for Adult ADHD on the steps in getting a diagnosis, but they include a link to the current Right to Choose providers, and also private, which includes access to assessments for children.

Evolve offer Right to Choose assessments for ADHD and Autism (or both as a combined neurodevelopmental assessment) for children/ young people up to the age of 19 who are in education and receive child benefit.

Clinical Partners have confirmed they also provide both Right to Choose and Private ADHD Assessments for adults and children, although Right To Choose is not currently signposted on their website.

Here is a useful list of ADHD signs in children that you could use to compile a report for your doctor/SENCO.

Websites

ADDitude – it has been so helpful to me and many others that I know. It regularly has free webinars, has self-diagnosis tests, articles, etc

ADHD A Guide for Parents: What to expect and how to manage – A pdf publication by Shire Pharmaceuticals Limited

ADHD Foundation – Fantastic group with resources.

Refocusing on Education booklet from the ADHD Foundation.

ADHD UK – Lots of regular webinars and online support groups.

Totally ADD – independent resource for reliable information.

Parent and Carer Alliance

Witherslack Group

Understood

Turning point

Glos Families Directory

The Brain Charity

ADHD Voices

Inattentive ADHD Coalition

Books

ADHD Is Our Superpower: The Amazing Talents and Skills of Children with ADHD by Soli Lazarus

In this book you will meet different girls and boys with ADHD who can do amazing things. You might recognise some of these strengths as things that you can do too!

Hi, It’s Me! I Have ADHD by Katelyn Mabry

Based on the author’s personal experience with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, “Hi, It’s Me” shares the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences of a child dealing with the many challenges of ADHD.

Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive by Dr. Mark Bertin

Written by a paediatrician and based in proven-effective mindfulness techniques, this book will help you and your child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) keep calm, flexible, and in control.

Videos

ADD/ADHD | What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? – 28 mins

‘Here’s everything you need to know about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. Thomas E. Brown, PhD, discusses ADHD diagnosis, ADHD symptoms, available ADHD treatment options, and ADHD medication.’ This video is so brilliant and would be perfect to show your own family and friends if you wanted them to understand you and ADHD better.

Support groups

Stroud District Parents and Carers of Children with ADHD Support Group – This is a private peer support group run by adults with ADHD for parents and carers (of any age) children with ADHD, either pre or post diagnosis.

Allsorts – Families are invited to join Allsorts as members, giving them access to a wide range of new opportunities, people to meet and places to go. The Allsorts community is very welcoming and aims to be as inclusive as possible, taking into account family’s needs, thoughts and aspirations.

Parenting A Child with ADHD Support Group – The Group was created so that we as parents of children either diagnosed with OR suspected of having ADD or ADHD can share our experiences and help each other through the many and varied difficulties of having a child with ADHD.

Inattentive ADHD support for parents – This is a group for parents of children who have been diagnosed with inattentive ADHD. A group for parents to share stories, ask questions and get more information from other people going through the ups and downs with children who have been diagnosed with ADHD.