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OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY THE SCOTTISH ADHD COALITION The Coalition recognises that the recent Panorama documentary has caused considerable concerns to many members of our community. We congratulate the documentary team in bringing to the attention of the wider public the paucity of services within the NHS for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of this complex […]

Coalition chair moderates Royal College of Psychiatrists CAMHS faculty debate

At last week’s Royal College of Psychiatrists CAMHS Faculty Conference held in Glasgow, Geraldine Mynors, Chair of the Scottish ADHD Coalition, chaired a ‘Harkness table’ debate.  The participants were four young people with experience of Scotland’s mental health services: Charlie MacKenzie-Nash, Volunteer Faculty Service User representative for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Ross Pollard, a […]

ADD Impact adult ADHD course re-launched

The Scottish ADHD Coalition is working with the Central Scotland Adult ADHD Groups to re-run ADD Impact, a six week course for adults with ADHD which was originally developed in Edinburgh by the Addressing the Balance charity. With a grant from Shire Pharma, the course is being revised and updated and will be delivered over […]

New data highlights increase in children’s antidepressant prescribing in Scotland

New data obtained by the BBC shows a concerning rise in antidepressant prescribing for children in Scotland. In this comment we highlight that undiagnosed ADHD and ASD can be one thing which gives rise to mental health problems in young people. As well as treatment for anxiety and depression, much could be achieved if young […]

Adults with ADHD in Scotland denied assessment

If you have received a letter anything like this, please get in touch with us.  ADHD is recognised by NICE, the World Health Organisation, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Scottish Government, and indeed improving services for ADHD was the subject of three recent parliamentary debates in Westminster and […]

ADHD’ers in Fife launched

A new ADHD Support Group for both parents and adults has just been launched in Fife and will have input from Fife CAMHS and the Coalition. Big well done to Andi Paddon for getting it off the ground. Join their Facebook group via

Salvesen Mindroom University of Edinburgh study looking at learning in ADHD

The Salvesen Mindroom Centre Research Centre team at the University of Edinburgh would like to say thank you to everyone from the Glasgow ADHD groups that volunteered to help us pilot our new study looking at learning in children with ADHD. Now this pilot study has been completed we are starting the official recruitment stage of the project. This study is […]