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Support groups/forums/additional information



ADDISS (National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service)

Provides information and support for parents and children with ADHD. Click here for more information, or call 020 8952 2800

ADHD Foundation

A foundation who works with individuals with ADHD and those around them to provide support, raise awareness and promote positive change. Click here for more information.

Box of Ideas

Resource centre with lots of practical tips for home and school for a range of difficulties including ADHD. Click here for more information.

Kids Health

Information on ADHD particularly useful for children and young people. Click here and search ADHD for more information.

Contact a Family

UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support. Click here or call 0808 808 3555 for more information.


Mental health/emotional support and wellbeing

NCMH (National Centre for Mental Health)
This organisation brings together world-leading researchers to learn more about the triggers and causes of mental health problems. Their website gives information on conditions like ADHD and medication used to manage it.

Nip in the bud

Mental health charity that makes short films and fact sheets about conditions like ADHD.

Pause – 21 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6BJ

Support offered to young people up to the age of 25 years with advice, sign posting and support with any concerns related to mental and emotional wellbeing.

Drop in sessions:- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-6pm.

Wednesday – 12-8pm.

Saturday and Sunday – 11am – 4pm.

Click here for more information, or call 0300 300 0099

Young Minds

The UK’s leading charity for children and young people’s mental health. Provides advice on online resources, training and development, outreach work. Click here for more information or call 0808 802 5544 – parents helpline. 


Offer advice related to helping young people to build confidence and self-esteem, making new friends and coping with feelings. Available to talk about any issue. Click here for more information. 

Education and training

Children’s Services – Education and Children Social Services

Information about Birmingham schools including school places &  regarding Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). Click here for more information, or call 0121 303 1888

South and City Birmingham College 

Educational support for young people who have ADHD. Click here for more information or call 0121 694 5000 or 0800 111 6311.

The Prince’s Trust Birmingham – Personal development programme

Help for 13-25 year olds to work towards their personal goals. Click here for more information or call 0800 842 842

National Citizen Service

A four-phase programme for 15-17 year olds designed to provide new experiences. Click here for more information or call 0800 197 8010

Queen Alexander College – A national college for learners with disabilities

Support and guidance for students on the Autistic spectrum (including Asperger’s syndrome), with moderate to severe learning difficulties students, with physical disabilities and those with other needs. Click here for more information or call 0121 428 5050 

Safeguarding/concerns for safety/family support 

Children’s Social Services

Contact if a child/young persons is at risk/harm. Support for families, please visit website for further details. Click here for more information or call 0121 303 1888

NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

Support for children, young people, parents, families and professionals. Please click here for more information.

Other useful services

Cerebra Sleep Service

Sleep service to help children (and their families) who have trouble sleeping. They have a team of sleep practitioners who can offer help and advice on overcoming sleep problems such as anxiety at night and not being able to go to sleep. Click here for more information or call 0800 328 1159

Family lives

Help with behaviour and how to manage. Click here for information or call 0808 800 2222

Suggested reading

·         Understanding ADHD
       By Christopher Green.
       An excellent guide to understanding ADHD in children

·         I would if I could. A Teenagers Guide to ADHD
       By M. Gordan
       Written especially for adolescents with ADHD, contains humour and a straight forward style.

·         Jumping Johnny Get Back to Work
       By M. Gordan
       An amusing guide to ADHD for 6-10 year-olds

·         The Hyperactive Child, A Parent’s Guide
       By E. Taylor

·         1 2 3 Magic
y Thomas Phelan.