Information for 11 years plus
Transition to adulthood
Around two-thirds of young people will continue to experience ADHD symptoms into adulthood (Price et al 2018).
The Newberry team will continue to see young people to review their ADHD medication until they are 18.
Your final appointment will be on or around your 18th Birthday, but we should be talking about transitioning to adult care from around the age of 16.
In Norfolk there is an adult ADHD service that sees people from 18 years old onwards and they will continue to review your medication. More details about the Adult ADHD Service can be found on the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust website.
Young people who have been discharged from the Newberry Child Development Centre who are prescribed ADHD medication will be offered an appointment with the Adult ADHD team in the outreach clinic, which is held at Northgate Hospital. While awaiting your initial appointment you are advised to liaise with your GP if you have any medication queries.
We have developed a transition leaflet and pack which goes through transitioning in more detail and looks at FAQs (frequently asked questions).
This Royal College of Psychiatrists web page has an explanation of what ADHD is, some nice self-help tips, and suggestions for books about ADHD.
- Practical tips for families with children with ADHD at home
- Suggestions to support a young person with neurodevelopmental differences
- Strategies which can support children and young people with ADHD both at home and in the classroom
- Adjustments in Education (ADHD)
- Teaching and Managing Students with ADHD
- ADHD Revision Techniques
- An employer’s guide to ADHD in the workplace
Stop, breathe and think - https://www.stopbreathethink.org.uk/young-person/
Kooth - https://www.kooth.com/
Living with ADHD - https://www.livingwithadhd.co.uk
More information and resources
The Junction is a safe space in Lowestoft, providing free advice and guidance from welcoming youth workers.
Located at 119 Bevan Street East, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2AG, The Junction is open Monday to Friday, midday to 5pm.
The service is supported by the Denbury Charitable Foundation.
The ADHD & You website offers support to young people on managing stress - please click on the image below to go to their website.