UK Services for adults with ADHD:
- South London and Maudsley (SLAM) National Adult ADHD Service, the first adult ADHD clinic in the UK;
- The Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Health Trust Adult ADHD Service.
- Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Adult ADHD Service, established in 2007.
- South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust specialist Adult ADHD Service, established in 2009, with their main base in Wakefield and clinics in Barnsley and Kirklees.
- Sheffield Adult ADHD service, one of the first adult ADHD clinics integrated into general adult mental health services.
- The Leicester Adult ADHD service, operating since 2002, initially as a special interest clinic and since January 2009 as a commissioned service.
- The Lancashire Adult ADHD Service (Lancashire Care NHS Trust), which covers 8 different commissioning areas!
- The Adult ADHD Research Clinic in Cambridge, founded in 2000 as a joint venture between the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
- The Lothian Adult ADHD service, based at Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
- Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust specialist ADHD assessment and management service.
It is worth knowing that funding cuts have resulted in the majority of these services being very poorly resourced. For example, the Adult ADHD Clinic in Cambridge recently reopened its waiting list after previously recommending that people hoping to be seen within two years move to a different area or ‘go private’ (not really an option if you’re a university student). The same is true in many other areas.
For a comprehensive list of adult ADHD services (including private clinics), with contact information, please refer to this list from AADD-UK.