CAMHS ADHD Foundation

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CAMHS ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improve emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self-management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Erlin’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s.

We also provide training for GPs, Teachers, Social Care agencies and other professionals, raising awareness to bring about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment.

  • We also support multi-agency working, including contributing to Early Help And Treatment (EHAT) Plans, Education Health & Care Plans (EHC).
  • We provide a range of services which schools commission can directly.
  • Training can be provided to schools, GP’s and a range of agencies.

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What age group does CAMHS ADHD Foundation work with?

Children and Young People between the ages of 3 to 25, and parents and carers of these children and young people. We also work with schools, GPs, youth justice and other professionals who work with people living with ADHD, ASD and related neurodevelopmental needs.

What are your opening times?

Office hours are Monday to Fridays 9-5. Projects for Parents, Children and Young People also run during the evenings.

Appointments and training programmes are available in the evening Monday to Thursday.

How can people refer to your service?

Teenagers aged 14+ with a diagnosis of ADHD / ASD can self refer for counselling and participation activities. Any parent who has accessed the Foundation previously can automatically self refer.

Referral mechanisms for CAMHS ADHD Foundation vary depending on which borough you live in. Referrals are made by Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, clinicians/paediatricians, GPs, schools and other agencies. All enquiries for referrals contact 0151 541 9020

What happens after a referral is made?

The Foundation will contact the family and invite them to an initial Choice Appointment / Information Advice and Guidance session. At this appointment, the young person or their parents can explain what support they believe they need and agree which services they would like to access

The young person or their parents are given the opportunity to talk about their needs. They can choose which services they would like to use.

Do you offer training in your specialist area?

We provide training to the following: Clinicians, teachers and educationalists, Youth Justice Services, Child and Family agencies.

Training in managing ADHD for parents and young people Systemic Family Therapy Diagnostic screening and QB testing Accredited health Education programmes for young people. Support for siblings, stress management and support for those with difficulty sleeping. The ADHD Foundation provides skills training for parents on how to understand and manage your child’s additional needs. Training is also provided for children and teenagers on understanding and managing their ADHD and other difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Solution Focussed Counselling, Coaching, EMDR Therapy and peer support groups. The Foundation also provides pre-diagnostic screening for ADHD and QB testing.