Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Most cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old. The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who were diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems. People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.


Recognise the signs & symptoms

Possible signs of ADHD

  1. Easily distracted.
  2. Being forgetful or losing things.
  3. Difficulty listening or following instructions.
  4. Constantly fidgeting and moving around.
  5. Difficulty concentrating.
  6. Doing or saying things without thinking.
  7. Talking a lot and interrupting others.
  8. Low sense of danger.

Useful resources & apps

Understanding and support for ADHD

Young minds
ADHD Foundation
The Children’s Society

Useful information for parents and carers

Child’s Mind Institute
Young Minds Parent Guide
ADHD Foundation
Help Guide

Useful apps

Mindful Family
ADHD Foundation