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Information: Research into the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for ADHD and Depression being adhered too? Primary Researcher: Ciara McKay The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) creates and updates health guidelines to improve the quality of health and care services. These guidelines have become increasing influential to those within …
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On Sunday, 9th December 2018, we sent the following email to the Chief Executive and Trustees of the British Psychological Society (BPS): Dear Mr Bajwa and Trustees of the British Psychological Society, I would like to bring to your attention the harmful manner in which Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is referenced in the document titled …
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“I feel like a universe, stuffed within a shoebox” – this is how Bryn Travers describes what it’s like to have Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Today, 31 October 2018 the video ‘Shine a light – understanding ADHD’ is released: it’s a short documentary about what ADHD is, both from a personal and from …
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Celebrating the achievements and diversity of adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD): Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is inviting adults with ADHD, in Bristol & greater area, to an awareness raising and recognition event. The Trust’s Adult ADHD Service is aiming to celebrate neurodiversity, help build resilience and galvanise a …
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This Friday and Saturday (14th/15th Sept) there’s a festival celebrating neurodiversity in the arts in Kingston upon Thames – Kingsgate Church (above the Kings Tun) 161A Clarence St, Kingston KT1 1QT (click for map). It starts at 10 a.m.  on both days but goes on until ‘late’. That’s probably why it is on a Friday …
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Today, Monday 12th March 2018, we received the following email from Jim Reed at the BBC: “The BBC would like to speak to any adult who has been diagnosed with ADHD over the last 12 months about the impact of the condition on their lives. We would want to talk about medication and what difference …
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Last week we were alerted to a furore on Twitter concerning something called  the “Power Threat Meaning Framework” or #PTMFramework a publication of the British Psychological Society. We read it, or rather ploughed through 411 pages, and were shocked by the stigmatising attitude displayed towards service users who feel they have been helped by psychiatric …
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The Children and Adolescents with ADHD in Transition between Children’s Services and adult Services (CATCh-uS) project team at the University of Exeter ran a survey in 2016 with the aim of creating a map of existing NHS adult ADHD services in the UK. Responses to the 2016 survey have been used to create a preliminary …
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The following has been taken from the introduction to an Expert Policy Paper that explores the reasons why transitioning from child to adult mental healthcare is problematic and challenging. We’ve put a link to the full paper at the end of the following introduction: Transition to adult services is often a difficult time for young …
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