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 visit us at the ADDISS Resource Centre. Or you can send us an e-mail if you have any questions or need more information about anything you see on this site.
14th - 20th October 2013
ADHD Hearts and Mind Conference
10th - 12th October 2013
It also has the capacity to produce extraordinary individuals.
We need to ensure that everyone involved in the lives of children with ADHD
understands the condition and is able to provide the understanding and support
to enable these children to reach their full potential.
We must not let ADHD become a barrier to success.
Find your child’s Island of Competence.
Invest in them with all your HEART
And they will surely make you proud.
WHO'S IN CHARGE AT YOUR HOUSE?
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 individuals 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
ADHD IS REAL
The first ever national ADHD awareness week was held on 18th to the 23rd September 2006. ADDISS had been consulting and working with a large number of support groups and clinics around the country to develop an awareness week. All the ADDISS affiliate groups worked together with parents, teachers and professionals to make this event a success. Further awareness weeks will take place in the middle of October each year. If you wish to get involved please contact ADDISS. Just click on the picture box to the right where you will find details here about books we have published.
RAISING FUNDS FOR ADDISS AND RAISING AWARENESS. ADHD is REAL
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.
The OCEAN Study: Participants wanted
To find out more about the project please click here