Bristol Adult ADHD Support Group

New Members Welcome

Important notice: our meeting on Friday, 13 March has been cancelled due to concerns about coronavirus and the health and well being of all current and potential group members.

We are very sorry that we have had to make this decision and if you need urgent advice about ADHD matters, please feel free to send an email to

We will be regularly reviewing the situation and will provide updates on this website. In the meantime, please stay safe.

Here is some coronavirus guidance on the NHS website

1. Our 2020 meetings are held on the second Friday of each month from 7pm to 9pm as follows:

Friday, 13th March (cancelled)

Friday, 10th April

Friday, 8th May

Friday, 12th June

Friday, 10th July

Friday, 14th August

Friday, 11th September

Friday, 9th October

Friday, 13th November

Friday, 11th December

2.  Our meetings are held in the large meeting room at Bristol Mind. Bristol Mind is in the centre of Bristol at 35 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EZ. A leaflet with directions to Bristol Mind can be found here,

Our meetings are friendly and loosely structured. We exchange information, talk about issues related to adult ADHD, and have a good time. All meetings are confidential, and no judgements are made.

There is no fee for the meeting and you do not need to reserve a place for the meeting; you can just show up. Adults with or without a diagnosis, as well as spouses, partners, and friends are welcome.

If you would like more details you can email

3. Information about the Bristol NHS Adult ADHD Clinic including contact details is available here.

4. We are aware that there is currently a long waiting list for adult ADHD assessments so we have filed a formal complaint with Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) and are working towards getting the matter resolved.  You can read our letter of complaint to the CCG along with an appendix containing supporting evidence on our home page here.

5. As a reminder to those who make commissioning decisions, under the Equality Act 2010 the definition of a disability is a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on someone’s ability to do normal daily activities.

The public sector equality duty (section 149 of the Equality Act) applies to public bodies and those carrying out public functions (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups).



If you are over 18 and need an assesment or treatment for ADHD, you should ask your GP to refer you to the Bristol Adult ADHD Clinic.


Adult ADHD Clinic, Petherton Resource Centre, 3 Petherton Road, Hengrove, Bristol BS14 9BP; Tel: 01275 796262


If you are having difficulty getting a referral to the clinic for assessment for potential ADHD, or your request for a referral has been turned down, you can contact the following people for help:

1 Bath & North East Somerset residents: Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at 01225 831717 or

2. Bristol residents: Patient Advice and Liaison Service at 0117 900 3433 or

3. North Somerset residents: Patient Advice & Liaison Service at 01275 5467555 or

4. South Gloucestershire residents: Patient Advice & Liaison Service at 0800 073 0907 or

5. Wiltshire residents: Patient Advice & Liaison Service at 0800 389 7671 or

6. Residents of all areas can also ring the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS) for free, confidential, and independent help with filing a complaint about lack of access for assessments and/or treatment for ADHD on either 0845 120 3782 or or 01249 468 261.

A copy of the ICAS leaflet can be found here. ICAS provides an excellent service and is well aware of the issues and difficulties that adults with ADHD may encounter.


If you are in a crisis situation of any kind please see AADD-UK’s list of Crisis Helpline Numbers available in “Living with ADHD.”

Bristol Community Groups

1.  BRAVE Enterprise: helping entrepreneurs to start & run businesses in Bristol.

2. Bristol Drugs Project: providing free & confidential help with drug & alcohol problems.


Other things to see, hear, & do in Bristol 

1.  Simply Sorted: Decluttering Help

2. St Paul’s Carnival on Saturday, 2nd July 2011.

3. Bristol Community Radio.

4. Bristol 24-7 What’s On

5. Bristol Open Doors on Saturday, 10th September 2011.

6. Avon Valley Railway.

7. Windmill Hill City Farm.

8. Venue: Bristol & Bath’s website. 

9. Bristol University: The Access Unit works with students on an individual basis to ensure that they have equal access to their course and to University life

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