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ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

ADHD is a type of condition known as a neurodevelopmental condition.  It can affect the way your brain develops and works, which can impact your behaviour and the way you experience the world around you.

Around one in 20 young people have ADHD.  If you have ADHD your brain might work differently to other people’s. It means that the way your brain controls your concentration, activity levels and impulses is a bit different – this is a form of neurodiversity.  For example, you might act without thinking about the consequences or be very easily distracted. However, it’s important to remember that people with ADHD can and do live happy and healthy lives.

Helpful websites to find out more:

What is ADHD? | I am a parent or carer of a child with ADHD (

Help Your Child With ADHD | Parents Guide to Support | YoungMinds