ADHD

Caring for children with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, can be challenging. There are lots of resources out there for parents of children with ADHD to get support and understand more about their condition – this can make it easier to cope with a young person’s neurodiversity.

To learn more about ADHD in children, watch our films below, read our factsheets and blogs or listen to our podcast.

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My Voice Matters

We speak with children and young people featured in our films about their experience of mental health and neurodiversity and why their voice and perspective matters.

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Living with ADHD – Debbie’s Story

In this very personal 4-minute video, Debbie talks about the challenges she faced getting a diagnosis, and shares her experience of living with ADHD. Debbie belongs to ADHD Babes, a support group for Black women and Black non-binary people of African-Caribbean descent with ADHD.

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ADHD in Children

A child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can experience problems with overactivity, impulsivity and risk taking. It can mean a child is disruptive, which can make a real difference to their progress in school and impact on their relationships with their peers, friends, family and teachers. This film explains how to identify and help a child showing the symptoms of ADHD.

Read and download our fact sheets, watch more videos or sign up for our mailing list and free interactive guide.

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How to Recognise ADHD Symptoms in Children

Read and download our fact sheets, watch more videos or sign up for our mailing list and free interactive guide.

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Raising a Child with ODD and ADHD

ODD stands for Oppositional Defiant Disorder. It is a conduct disorder. Children with ODD frequently have severe temper tantrums, do things that annoy people, argue, defy adults’ requests, seem angry and spiteful and blame others for their own misbehaviour.

Find out more about Conduct Disorders in Children, read and download our Fact sheet, or watch more real life experience films.

Celina’s daughter has ADHD. But Celina describes how the ADHD feeds Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and it is the ODD that affects her daughter the most. ODD is the most common Conduct Disorder in children 10 years and under.

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Further information:

ADHD can mean that normal routines, rules and activities cannot be approached in a traditional way. Just trying to understand your child will help you to tailor different approaches to see what works for them.

Children with ADHD often struggle with difficulty keeping attention, levels of activity and impulse control. These difficulties are present before the age of seven years and can affect many areas of the child’s and family’s life. Signs of ADHD in girls are also different – and less widely known – than those in boys, leading to many girls and women to go through life undiagnosed.

It may also be useful to speak to your child’s school about putting plans in place and educating them to the best of your ability about ADHD and how this may affect your child’s learning.