ADHD is not a mental illness or a learning disability, though children and young people with ADHD may also have other conditions or experience mental health problems.
Living with ADHD can be very challenging, for your child as well as for you being their parents and carers. The right diagnosis, treatment and support can make a big difference to your child’s learning, life skills and relationships, as well as making family life easier. There is also lots you can do as a parent/carer to help your child manage the things they find difficult.
If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, there are different ways in which you can help to support them such as:
Children with ADHD are diagnosed and treated by Bolton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). NHS Bolton CCG, Bolton CAMHS and other partners such as Educational Psychology and Behaviour Support are currently reviewing the ADHD pathway. This page will contain the pathway and further information for parents and carers once agreed.
A guide to support parents and carers with helping their child with ADHD
Tips for parents when helping their child with their ADHD
Ways in which parents/carers can help to support themselves
Ways in which parents/carers can get help for their child
An ADHD parents’ support group as BBC Stories a range of questions about ADHD
The National Centre for Mental Health produce an animation about what it means to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)