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If ADHD is something you want to explore, whether out of curiosity or because you are wondering about yourself or a loved one, then here are a few resources to get you started. If you have any questions, just get in touch.

Providing a link does not mean I officially endorse the services on a site. Please exercise your common sense when dealing with anyone, including support services.

Northern Irish ADHD resources

ADDNI
http://www.addni.net/

Adult ADHD NI
http://www.adultadhdni.org/

Co. Down ADHD Family Support Group
http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/parents-form-group-co-down-13561421

NI Direct ADHD page
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd

Inspire ADHD factsheet
http://www.inspirewellbeing.org/media/8547/factsheet-4-adhd.pdf

Smart Girls With ADHD
http://smartgirlswithadhd.com/

Child and Adolescent Assessments NI
http://caani.co.uk/

Consensus Statement on ADHD (2013) from psychological organisations in NI
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/FINAL%20ADHD%20CONSENSUS%20STATEMENT.pdf

UK-Wide and Irish ADHD Sites

CHADD
http://www.chadd.org/

AADD-UK (by adults with ADHD for adults with ADHD)
http://aadduk.org/

AADD-UK Peer-to-Peer forum
http://aadduk.proboards.com/

ACAMH (the Association for Child and Mental Health)
https://www.acamh.org/topic/adhd/

HADD (the Irish ADHD association)
http://www.hadd.ie/

ADDISS Information and Guidance on ADHD
http://www.addiss.co.uk

MY ADHD
http://www.myadhd.com/

General Mental Health Sites

Inspire (NI)
http://www.inspirewellbeing.org/

NI Direct Mental Health
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health

Aware Defeat Depression
http://www.aware-ni.org/

Mindwise
http://www.mindwisenv.org/

Together for You
http://www.togetherforyou.org.uk/

Healthy Children
http://www.healthychildren.org.uk

Young Minds
http://www.youngminds.org.uk

Mental Health (ADHD)
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk

A Guide to UK-based Free Mental Health Helplines
http://www.cassioburycourt.com/article/98/guide-to-uks-free-mental-health-helplines

Young People’s Advisory Service
http://www.ypas.org.uk

Mind – Confidential mental health Services information – 0300 123 3393
http://www.mind.org.uk

Articles

ADHD: it’s not just for children (Guardian article, 2014)
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/07/adhd-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-adults

“The Right Help Transformed My Life.” (Belfast Telegraph)
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/at-school-my-adhd-meant-i-couldnt-concentrate-and-lacked-confidence-but-the-right-help-transformed-my-life-34290513.html

“Children at risk from ADHD diagnosis delays” (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41847026

“NI ADHD expert calls for review …” (ITV, 2017)
http://www.itv.com/news/utv/2017-11-03/ni-adhd-expert-calls-for-review-of-childrens-mental-health-policies/

“Adult ADHD Support Group Just Keeps Growing” (Fermanagh Herald, 2016)
http://fermanaghherald.com/2016/09/adult-adhd-support-group-just-keeps-growing/

“Time-to-get-beyond-themyths-about-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder” (Irish Examiner).
http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandlife/time-to-get-beyond-themyths-about-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-461220.html