Help with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. ADHD can make it hard for you to concentrate and feel like you have too much energy.

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. 


Articles & Guides

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Explains what ADHD is and different ways to receive treatments

ADHD and Mental Health

Young Minds have produced a guide to help explain what ADHD is, how it can affect you and what to do if you think you might have ADHD.  The guide also covers how to support your mental health.


Let’s talk about ADHD

Young people discussing the meaning of ADHD

That’s me, I have 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

This is a guide for teenagers who have ADHD or for anyone who knows a teenager with ADHD.  This helps you to learn what ADHD is, how it can affect you and ways in which you can achieve your potential and thrive.

The ADHD foundation have produced a booklet which includes stories from young people with ADHD.

Local information about services available to support your mental health