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NHS Fife HSCP holds ADHD Youth Conference

NHS Fife this week held a conference for young people with ADHD. Five inspiring ‘Young ADHD Ambassadors’ led an innovative conference “Your ADHD: Your Voice” for 30 other Fife youngsters with ADHD on Saturday. The conference was supported by the NHS Fife ADHD team and part of the Scottish Government Year of the Young Person […]

Riding for the Disabled Association collaborates with Coalition for training on ADHD

Yesterday, leaders from the Riding from the Disabled Association across West and Central Scotland came together in Stirling for training on ADHD, neurodiversity and sensory issues led by Geraldine Mynors, Coalition Chair. Riding has enormous benefits for people with ADHD and the RDA volunteers have great skills in helping people with all sorts of difficulties […]

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 […]

Looking for a young debater

Are you a young person (preferably male) aged 16 – 25 who has used child and adolescent mental health services? Have you got a point of view to put across? The Royal College of Psychiatrists of Scotland is holding a young people’s debate at their conference in Edinburgh on the afternoon of 20th September and […]

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 […]