If you think you might have ADHD, talk to someone you like and trust. This could be a teacher, GP, relative, school nurse or one of your friends. In Bolton there is a process that takes place when it is suspected that a young person has ADHD and this involves a range of professionals such as your GP, School Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Behaviour Support and Educational Psychology working together with you and your family. These professionals support you by trying different things that may help and making a note of how well they have worked.
Bolton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for ADHD. There are ways in which you can receive support when diagnosed with ADHD such as medication, therapy, counselling and education support.
Explains what ADHD is and different ways to receive treatments
ADHD foundation have produced a guide for young people with ADHD
By people with ADHD for people with ADHD – help and support
Young people discussing the meaning of ADHD
A young person with a friend explaining his ADHD and the meaning of it
The ADHD Foundation have created an information guide and work book for children living with ADHD
The ADHD Foundation have created an information guide for teenagers living with ADHD