Useful information for parents and young people
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?'. (http://www.youngminds.org.uk/adhd/YoungMinds_adhd_leaflet.pdf)
In addition the page http://www.youngminds.org.uk/adhd/index.php offers links to other sources of useful information on ADHD for parents.
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
A booklet entitled “Information for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, their families and the public” is available from www.nice.org.uk/TA098publicinfo
Advice, support, local self-help groups, conferences and literature.
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.
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.
This site offers a number of materials for parents about ADHD. A list of leaflets available for printing off can be found here
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:
- ADHD: addressing common myths
- ADHD: suggestions for helping your child
This site offers parents information on childhood ADHD, coping with ADHD, treatment, parent support etc.
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 www.parent-plus.org