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Welcome to ADDISS, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.
We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD, we'll do our best to help.

This website contains just a fraction of the information that we have on ADHD. If you would like to know more, visit our Bookstore. It has a wide range of resources about all aspects of ADHD and associated conditions, with special sections for parents, children, teenagers and professionals.

If you would like to talk to someone about ADHD, telephone us on 020 8952 2800, or you can send us an e-mail if you have any questions or need more information about anything you see on this site.

ADDISS is a proud member of ADHD Europe, an organisation founded to advance the rights of, and advocate on every level throughout Europe for people affected by AD/HD and co-morbid conditions in order to help them reach their full potential.

We now have a dedicated page listing several ways you can help support us in our work. Please follow THIS LINK for more information.


There are three fantastic ADHD events coming up in March for parents, professionals and anyone who wants to change the lives of people who struggle every day to manage their ADHD. These events have been organised by ADHD Sheppey and ADHD Yeovil in partnership with ADDISS.

All three events will feature engaging and inspiring speakers who will be talking about many different aspects of ADHD, and are well worth attending for parents, professionals, or adults with ADHD.

Barnet, Hyperactive Dreamers in the Classroom - A Presentation by Marko Ferek - Monday 13th March

Students with ADHD face many challenges in the classroom. This workshop will help teachers and parents to understand those challenges and learn the best strategies to support students. Marko will share his experiences as a hyperactive dreamer in the classroom and will help teachers understand the thinking process of a child with ADHD struggling to make sense of the school environment

Entry is free to Barnet residents

Tickets available here
Isle of Sheppey, hosted by ADHD Sheppey - Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Featuring Professor Phillip Asherson, Marko Ferek, Professor Loretta Giorcelli, Jerry Mills, and Andrea Bilbow

Full programme and tickets available here
Yeovil, hosted by ADHD Yeovil - Friday, 17 March 2017

Featuring Steven Brown, Marko Ferek, Jerry Mills, and Andrea Bilbow

Full programme and tickets available here

To mark ADHD Awareness Month 2016, ADHD Europe has published an article (pdf) about the shortage of transitional services for young adults 18+ with ADHD. We also have written a declaration (pdf) stating what changes need to be made to ensure no-one goes without the care they need

This situation needs to be urgently rectified. Please share these articles as widely as possible. We hope that by increasing awareness we can push for the change we need.

ADDISS is a proud member of ADHD Europe and our CEO, Andrea Bilbow, is also President of the organisation. We strongly encourage any UK-based ADHD group or organisation to join ADHD Europe and help advocate for ADHD suffers across the continent.

We are pleased to announce a new and exciting way to support ADDISS that won't cost you a penny. In fact, it could even save you money on your online shopping!

We have partnered with Savoo who will donate to ADDISS every time you search online via their website. In fact, you can make it even easier by making "" your default search engine! It's totally free, and would help us a great deal.

All you have to do is follow this link, click "Support this cause", set up a free account, and start searching!

Savoo is also a great way to save money. If you visit Savoo, click "Support this cause", and set up an account you can find voucher codes for hundreds of your favourite shops including Boots, John Lewis, Amazon, and many many more. Every time you use one of those voucher codes Savoo will donate to ADDISS, and you will save money on your shopping!

For more information on this and other ways to support ADDISS, click here

Put Yourself back in control.

Train your child to do what you want them to do. Easy to follow steps for disciplining without yelling, arguing or smacking. proven successful programme.

The 1 2 3 Magic programme is highly recommended by ADDISS as behavioural intervention for children with ADHD and other challenging behaviours. We have now trained over 200 practitioners to deliver this programme to parents in the UK. Please contact us to find if there is a group running near you.

Buy the 1-2-3 Magic Book on-line now for £13.50 including Postage and packing.
Just click here.

The Tipping Points
By Phil Anderton PhD
What professionals should recognise as the social impact of ADHD.
Retired police officer Phil Anderton brings us a unique book looking at how young people with poorly managed ADHD are at risk of following a path into crime, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and personal danger, and outlines ways to reduce those risks with easy to follow and pragmatic text and checklists. The book, the first of its kind also has advice for magistrates and the police when coming into contact with these young people.
Order your copy now for
£9.99 plus £1.50 postage
You can buy it online now. Just click here

"As an adult who has ADHD, from childhood, and I have had my fair share of issues with the police and courts as a consequence, I really appreciate the interest in this subject being taken by Phil Anderton. This book should be read by anyone and everyone who deals with youngsters who have the disorder, if the people who looked after me had recognised my Tipping Points and done right by me, I might not have the criminal record that I have."
Gary Sendall, Founder WADDSUPP, adult ADHD support group in the Wirrall

"Many books seek to promote awareness of ADHD among the public but very few do so with as splendid a combination of science and compassion as does Mr. Anderton in this up-to-the-minute summation of what parents and others should know about ADHD and its management."
Professor Russell Barkley, SUNY Upstate Medical School

"This book is very welcome – it takes the lessons from the scientific study of ADHD and applies them to a social and justice perspective. It deserves to be read widely, especially by those who doubt whether the individual’s vulnerability of ADHD is relevant to how society should react."
Professor Eric Taylor, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London

"Phil Anderton, an experienced police officer, has seen that many who get in trouble with the law have ADHD. In this book he clearly describes what ADHD is and makes very practical suggestions for how those with ADHD can be powerfully helped by appropriate treatment. His approach is sensible, compassionate, and desperately needed."
Professor Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Dept of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine



You can help raise funds for the national ADHD Charity ADDISS. At the same time you will be helping to raise awareness about ADHD by purchasing our Shopping Trolley Token Keyrings and/or the National ADHD Charity Wristband. Maybe you'd even like your own personal ADDISS Stress Brain! Click the picture for larger images and order details.

JUST IN! The New ADHD Jewellery is now on sale. Beautifully crafted jewellery made specially for the ADHD Community. Click on the photo to visit our products page to see a larger picture.

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