Support Groups (Full List)

Disclaimer: This list is for informational purposes only.  AADD-UK does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes or services.  Inclusion on this list does not necessarily state or reflect the views of AADD-UK, and inclusion here may not be used for advertising or endorsement purposes.

Since ADHD is a lifespan disorder, we are including on this page not  only support groups for adults but also support groups for children and parents.

Some groups listed below are for adults only, some are for parents of children with ADHD only, but there are some groups that run separate sessions for both.  We suggest that you contact the leader of the group before attending to make sure the group suits your needs.

Also, please note that some of the groups listed below charge fees for attendance, and some are run by professional coaching services or other kinds of training programmes.

If your group is not listed here, and you would like it to be added, or you want to have your  contact details updated, please email us at aadd.org@gmail.com. Please include the following details: contact information, type of group (e.g. children, parents, adults, or partners), meeting time and frequency, and location.

If there is no group in your area and you would like to start one yourself, please email us at aadd.org@gmail.com.

For everyone else, if you have any questions or just want to talk, please join us on our forum here.

England

Bath

BANDs (Bath Adult autism Neurodiversity spectrums) are peer advocacy and support groups which meet one afternoon and 1 evening (same day) a month in central Bath. These groups are for adults on the autism or neurodiversity spectrums. We have a cinema, cafe and pub group and the times per month are sent out in a text or email the weekend before we meet. We have a Xmas meal in December and hope to expand to include bowling at Aspects Leisure Park or day trips to Weymouth. Anyone who joins must be respectful of others sexuality, disability, race and gender (including transgender). This includes parents and carers who may attend. Parents may attend with their adult children. The provider’s address will be confirmed once membership has been approved. Please email allygreen33@gmail.com or text Ally on 07905345591 for more details.

Bedfordshire

Berkshire

Bristol

1. Bristol Adult ADHD Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at Bristol Mind, 35 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0EZ.

Buckinghamshire

Cambridgeshire

1. ADHD/AS Support Group: This group meets in Market Deeping & covers the Lincolnshire & Peterborough area. An adult group meets on alternate weeks, with a parent’s group meeting in the intervening week.  More information and contact details can be found here.

Cheshire

1. WAADDSUP: Meets on the 3rd Wednesay of each month at Albany Hall, Albany Road, Tranmere, Wirral. For more information, please contact Gary Sendall at 07854 325653.

Cornwall

1. ADHD Support Group Cornwall: Drop in Support Group for all Parents & Carers which meets at Malabar Children’s Centre, Treyew Primary School, Albany Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3PQ. Contact: Tel 07837 311 505, Email: jattwell@cornwall.gov.uk

Cumbria

1. ADHD Cumbria: Meetings are currently being held at The Minto Centre, Westfield in Workington CA14 5BD. Please see their website for further details and contact information.

Derbyshire

1. Butterflies – Derbyshire ADHD Support Network: Butterflies is a web-based network providing information and resources for the ADHD support groups in Derbyshire. Please see their website for more information and contact details for the support groups. 

Devonshire

1. DEVON – ADULT ADHD SOCIAL/SUPPORT GROUP: We’re a bunch of folks diagnosed with Adult ADHD, who meet twice monthly for a pint (or a coffee) to offer peer-led support, and coping strategies, and necessary humour.  We’re small but growing!  And we find it’s great to meet up and share the trials and tribulations of this ‘interesting’ condition.  We also chat about everything but ADHD. WHERE:  The Imperial, New North Road, Exeter Devon EX4 4AH. WHEN:  2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. TIME: 5.30 PM-7.00 PM (drop by at any time; we often stay on later).

You’ll usually find us in the bar at the entrance, at a table somewhere on the left hand side (or the long outdoor tables in front of the pub to the right during the warmer weather).  Ten mins walk from the city centre, 5 mins walk from Exeter St David’s station.  Parking charges part refunded. Feeling unsure?  Check us out on Facebook (Adult ADHD Social Group – Devon) Or text me (Gilly Robinson, 07840 295362) first, if you’d prefer.  Looking forward to meeting you!

Dorset

1. Dorset ADHD Support Group: Website

Essex

1. Add+up Attention Deficit Disorders Uniting Parents: a support group for parents in Havering, Barking, Dagenham, & surrounding areas.

2. ADHD+Support: a voluntary sector group in Chelmsford for individuals (adults, teenagers and children) with ADHD and their families, parents/guardians.

Gloucestershire

Hampshire

Herefordshire

Hertfordshire

1. Add-vance: Support network for children, adults, & families living with ADHD/ASD in Hertfordshire

2. Angels Support Group: for parents & carers of children with ADHD and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Huntingdonshire

Isle of Wight

1. ADHD Support Isle of Wight: This is a Facebook group for parents on the IOW to chat with other parents. It is a closed group so you will need to become a member in order to join in the chat.

Kent

Lancashire

1. TAAG (Teenage ASD/ADHD Group): supporting parents and carers of children and young people who have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism or Aspergers Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorders – ASD)

2. ADHD Central Lancashire: The aim of the group is to provide help and support to anyone affected by ADHD/ADD and associated conditions, through monthly meetings which are held at various centres in Chorley, South Ribble and Preston. You do not need a confirmed diagnosis to attend meetings.

3. ADHD North West: Established in 1995, ADHD North West was formed to provide information, advice, guidance, and support to individuals and families affected by Attention Deficit Disorders and associated conditions throughout the north west region

Leicestershire

1. ADHD Solutions: Provides information, help and support for children, young people, and adults with ADHD their families and anyone who supports them or works with them across Leicestershire and Rutland. Please see their website for further information and contact details

Lincolnshire

1.Lincoln ADHD Support Group: dedicated to providing as much up-to-date information, resources and networking opportunities to parents of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and the professionals who serve them

London (includes Greater London)

1. ADHD & Autism Support Harrow: provides information, training, support groups and practical help. Provides general information on ADHD and/or ASD and on the services, benefits and other resources available to carers and people with ADHD and/or ASD from health, education and social services, voluntary organisations and the private sector. Contact: Cedars Hall, Chicheley Road, Harrow Weald HA3 6QH, Phone: 020 8901 8009, ADHD Email: adhd@adhdandautismharrow.co.uk. Autism Email: autism@adhdandautismharrow.co.uk

2. London Adult ADHD Support Group: Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Costa Coffee in Argyll Street (around the corner from Oxford Circus tube station) to exchange information, talk about issues related to adult ADHD, and have a good time.

3. FASTMINDS: meets every Thursday, 10am – 12:30pm, Queen Marys Hall, Cambridge Gardens, Norbiton, KT1 3NJ and 4th Monday of the month, Kingston Quaker Centre, irfield East, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2PT.

Manchester (Includes Greater Manchester)

1. MADDchester: Manchester Region ADD Group: Meets 7 to 9 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month. Anyone with any interest in ADHD is welcome (adult ADHDers, parents, partners, friends, professionals and researchers). Please see their website for further information and contact details.

Merseyside

1. St Helens ADHD Support Group: A support group for families in Merseyside with a child being assessed for or diagnosed with ADHD. Please see their Facebook page for further information.

2. WAADDSUP: Meets on the 3rd Wednesay of each month at Albany Hall, Albany Road, Tranmere, Wirral. For more information, please contact Gary Sendall at 07854 325653.

3. Liverpool Adult ADHD (Ladders of Life) Support Group: Meets every Thursday.

Norfolk

1. ADD Norfolk: Email: enquiries@addnorfolk.com; Text: 07507897442; Voicemail Facility: 07507897442 Please Note – that the above number is not manned but someone from ADD Norfolk will endeavour to get back to you within 48hrs.

Northamptonshire

1. ADHD-Matters2.me:  the website of the ADHD and Dual Diagnosis Team at Autism Concern for the county of Northamptonshire.  Tel: 0808 808 9090

Northumberland

Nottinghamshire

Nottingham Adult ADHD Support Group. We meet on the last Monday of every month between 7pm-9pm at All Souls Community Centre, Ilkeston Road, NG7 3HF, just outside Nottingham city centre.We meet to offer support, understanding and friendship. Our meetings are informal and loosely structured, although we have started having topics to discuss, so we can pass on helpful tips and bring a bit of focus to the meetings. We talk about anything ADHD related, help each other with the symptoms and difficulties that adults with ADHD experience on a daily basis and have a good time. We have been running for a few years. We welcome all adults with ADHD with or without diagnosis, their parents and partners. All meetings are free, confidential and non judgmental. Tea and coffee is provided and feel free to bring biscuits or cake they are always welcome :)  If you have any questions you can email Sue at suesmith.n@talktalk.net

Oxfordshire

1. ADHD Oxfordshire: The support group meets on the last Tuesday (except December) and the second Thursdays (except August) of each month from 7 to 9 pm at St Leonards Church Hall, Thames Street, Eynsham OX29 4HF, Contact adhd.oxfordshire@virgin.net or 01865 731378

Rutland

1. ADHD Solutions: Provides information, help and support for children, young people, and adults with ADHD their families and anyone who supports them or works with them across Leicestershire and Rutland. Please see their website for further information and contact details

Shropshire

Somerset

Staffordshire

1. The Lighthouse Group: a support group for parents & carers of young people with ADHD.

Suffolk

Surrey

1. Unique adult ADHD support group:  welcoming people from Surrey and surrounding areas, meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month 7-9pm and has a Drop in centre Every Thursday, 1.30 – 4pm at Spelthorne Wellbeing Centre, Greeno Centre, Glebeland Gardens, Shepperton TW17 9DH

Sussex

1. Brighton Adult Adhd Support Group. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For more information check their website.

Tyne and Wear

1. Adult AD/HD Support Group North East UK: meets 3rd Monday of the month in the seminar room of the Adult ADHD Service, Collingwood Court, St Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE3 3XT

Warwickshire

West Midlands

West Sussex

Wiltshire

1. ADHD Wiltshire: This is a new group so please telephone for more information.  Their contact details are on their website here.

Worcestershire

Yorkshire

1. West Yorkshire ADHD Support Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month 7:30pm – 10:00pm at the new Pinderfields Hospital, Floor E, Gate 47, Room 136, Wakefield

Guernsey

1.  ADHD Support Group Guernsey: This group is for parents and families living with ADHD. It meets on the 3rd Monday of each month. For more information and contact details, please see their website.

Northern Ireland

 ADDNI:  provides support for all the counties of Northern Ireland. Email: hello@addni.net; Tel: 02890 200110.

Antrim

Armagh

Belfast

Down

Fermanagh

Londonderry

Tyrone

Scotland

Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire

Angus

Argyll

Ayrshire

Banffshire

Bute

Caithness

Clackmannanshire

Cromartyshire

Dumfriesshire

Dunbartonshire

Dundee

East Lothian

1. Addressing the Balance: A Scottish charity and company limited by guarantee set up to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to self manage their condition and achieve better wellbeing and resilience in their lives. Addressing the Balance runs the Central Scotland Adult ADHD Support Group.

Edinburgh

Fife

Glasgow

Inverness

Kincardineshire

Kinross

Kirkcudbrightshire

Lanarkshire

Midlothian

Moray

Nairnshire

Orkney

Peeblesshire

Perthshire

Renfrewshire

Ross

Roxburghshire

Selkirk

Shetland

Stirling

Sutherland

West Lothian

Wigtownshire

Wales

Clwyd (Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham)

Dyfed (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire)

Gwent (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen)

1. Newport ADHD Family Support:

Gwynedd (Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey)

Mid Glamorgan (Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)

1. ADHD Bridgend An online support group for adults

Powys

South Glamorgan (Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan)

West Glamorgan (Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea)

Ireland

1.  HADD Family Support Group: an organisation in Ireland made up of volunteers- mainly parents of children with ADHD which is dedicated to providing as much up-to-date information, resources and networking opportunities to parents of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and the professionals who serve them. Their website also has a list of local support groups.

Europe

1.  ADHD Europe has member support groups throughout Europe.  A list of these can be found here.  They also have a list of unaffiliated groups here.

If you are run a support group and wish to have it added to this list, or want to have your contact details updated, please email us at aadd.org@gmail.com. Please include the following details: contact information, type of group (e.g. children, parents, adults, or partners), meeting time and frequency, and location.

If there is no group in your area and you would like to start one yourself, please email us at aadd.org@gmail.com.

For everyone else, if you have any questions or just want to talk, please join us on our forum here.

Review date: 23/12/2015

Next review due: 24/12/2016

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