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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Service

The ADHD service supports all children with an ADHD diagnosis. The service develops education strategies to support your child, provides information and advice and helps with transitions at school. The service also runs an eight week ADHD parent group, can refer you to the MENCAP ADHD Parent Support group, and can monitor medication by appointments at community clinics.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Dr Nicola Reynolds
Telephone

Where to go

Address
High Point House
135 Shooters Hill
London
Postcode
SE18 3SA

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Your child can receive support from the ADHD service following a referral from primary care, education and nursery or community services once the lead professional in these settings has:

  • Undertaken a period of “watchful waiting” of up to 10 weeks.
  • Offered you a referral to a parenting programme (no diagnosis necessary for this) or counselling help and support using non‐specialist resources.
  • Completed a standard referral form.


Your child needs to be registered with a Greenwich GP.

Local Offer

Description

Universal Support:

There is no universal support offered by this service – all ADHD services are targeted or specialist as they are only available to children who have been referred to the service or have a diagnosis of ADHD and their families.

Targeted Support:

Learning/curriculum support: Targeted support is available for all children with a diagnosis of ADHD. The service is able to provide support for school staff through school liaison – a one off session or information pack.

The ADHD service can organise support for your child’s move into secondary school and ensure that information/strategies developed to support your child are shared
between the primary and the secondary school


Physical and emotional well‐being:

This service will consider referral to other services such as Community Paediatrics service or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) if more information is required.


Access and inclusion resources:

The ADHD service has information leaflets for professionals who are
supporting your child.

School based training:

The ADHD service can provide targeted training for those staff directly involved in supporting your child; Support your child’s move into secondary school and ensure that information/strategies developed to support your child are shared between the primary and the secondary school; Support your child with transition to adult services.

Support for families:

The ADHD service will:

  • Invite you to an eight week ADHD parent group following diagnosis (these sessions will explain to you different ways you can support your child) or invite you to three parent sessions with the Specialist Nurse.
  • Refer you to a MENCAP ADHD Parent Support group. ADHD medication will be monitored by appointments at community clinics with a Consultant Psychiatrist and annual reviews.
  • Provide shared care with a consultant Psychiatrist and your family GP to manage ADHD medication if prescribed.

Specialist Support:

Learning/curriculum support:

Specialist support available to your child from the ADHD service is identical to that set out in the Targeted services section. All input is available to your child, if needed; regardless of whether he/she has it specified in a Statement of Special Educational Need or EHC (Education, Health, Social Care Plan)


Physical and emotional well‐being:

Specialist support available to your child from the ADHD service is identical to that set out in the Targeted services section. All input is available to your child, if needed; regardless of whether he/she has it specified in a Statement of Special Educational Need or EHC (Education, Health, Social Care Plan)


Access and inclusion resources:

Specialist support available to your child from the ADHD service is identical to that set out in the Targeted services section. All input is vailable to your child, if needed; regardless of whether he/she has it specified in a Statement of Special Educational Need or EHC (Education, Health, Social Care Plan)


School based training:

Specialist support available to your child from the ADHD service is identical to that set out in the Targeted services section. All input is available to your child, if needed; regardless of whether he/she has it specified in a Statement of Special Educational Need or EHC (Education, Health, Social Care Plan)


Support for families:

Specialist support available to your child from the ADHD service is identical to that set out in the Targeted services section. All input is available to your child, if needed; regardless of whether he/she has it specified in a Statement of Special
Educational Need or EHC (Education, Health, Social Care Plan

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