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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).

ADHD medication review after 18

ADHD transition - Young people's guide

My ADHD transition passport

Post-18 services

Adult ADHD Transition Pathway poster

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.

More information and resources

The Junction building in Bevan Street East in Lowestoft, with blue sky behind it.

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.

You can contact the team via 07442 338440 (available on WhatsApp) or email

Follow The Junction on Instagram @thejunctionlwt or Facebook /The Junction – Lowestoft.

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.

ADHD And You logo which is a white head in a red circle and the words alongside this. Inside the white head shaoe is a net shape with six red dots linked by red lines.