Useful information for parents and young people

Young Minds

Young Minds have a selection of downloadable information sheets for parents and young people on a variety of topics related to mental health including an information sheet entitled 'What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?'. (

In addition the page offers links to other sources of useful information on ADHD for parents.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Has published a series of factsheets for parents, teachers and young people entitled Mental Health and Growing Up. Factsheet 5 looks at ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder, the signs to look for and where to get help

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (

A booklet entitled “Information for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, their families and the public” is available from

The Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)

Advice, support, local self-help groups, conferences and literature.

The Mental Health Foundation

Produces an information booklet 'All about ADHD' available as a pdf file
or printable version

Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

Chadd publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals up to date with research advances, medications and treatments for ADHD. They also have a number of factsheets available in html or pdf versions.

Texas Department of State Health Services

By entering 'ADHD' into the search box at the top of the home page, this will lead the viewer to a number of information sheets on aspects related to ADHD which can be printed out.

Cigna Behavioral Health

This site offers a number of materials for parents about ADHD. A list of leaflets available for printing off can be found here

Austin Child Guidance Center

click on parents, then click on articles . This leads the viewer to a list of articles on subjects relating to children's mental health which can be printed off. These include:


This site offers parents information on childhood ADHD, coping with ADHD, treatment, parent support etc.

National Institute of Mental Health

Publish a detailed booklet on ADHD that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

Alternatively there is a useful website for parents which can be accessed at