Services for Adults with ADHD and ASD

This mapping created a list of existing National Health Service (NHS) provision in the UK for young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) aged 18 and above in 2018/9. This was to inform future service provision and improve transition from children’s to adult’s services. This was in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on: ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management’ (2008; 2016).

This study was funded by the National Institute of Health Research and was run in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and ADHD support groups: AADD-UK, ADHD foundation and UK Adult ADHD Network. They are asking three different groups of people about service provision in their area:

  • Young people with ADHD, their parents/carers (service users),
  • Clinicians and professionals who work with young people with ADHD (including psychiatrists, GPs, paediatricians, nurses and managers)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (the people who commission and pay for services)


The Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) blog:

Twitter: @Anna_M_Price #catchusADHD

There is also a list of all different types of ASD services available on the National Autistic Society’s website: