About Us

The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is the national ADHD charity for the UK, and the largest user-led ADHD charity in Europe.

The Foundation promotes a neurodiverse paradigm in health, education and employment.

Working in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers, government and other agencies, the ADHD Foundation actively promotes a strength-based approach to living successfully with ADHD and other ‘neurodiverse minds’, such as, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism spectrum, dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.

We offer training and consultancy services across the UK and for international schools and agencies. In the North West of England, we provide a unique integrated health and education lifespan multi-modal service, offering NICE / SIGN guidelines, educational, psychological and medical interventions across the lifespan.

We endeavour to;

  • Improve life chances through better understanding and management of ADHD, autism spectrum, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.
  • Raise awareness and understanding of neurodiverse individuals, to enable services to better meet the needs of the 1 in 5 human beings who are neurodiverse.
  • Change the negative perceptions, cultural and institutional prejudices, that exclude neurodiverse individuals and communities.
  • Bring about positive change and inclusion within policy and practice and reduce inequalities in health, education, employability and socio-economic opportunities.
  • Support schools, health professionals and all public service providers who work with the neurodiverse population.
    Support and enable achievement, educational attainment, mental health and employability

We are committed to the participation agenda and active citizenship. We believe that those who use services should have a voice; be given information, resources, training and be enabled to achieve their potential, realise their aspirations and life chances.

As a user-led agency, neurodiverse individuals represent over 50% of our multi-disciplinary staff team of professionals. Our Board of Trustees, Youth Board, Ambassadors, Advisory Board and Patrons also have a strong neurodiverse representation to reflect our inclusive ethos and status as a user-led, not-for-profit agency.

Who we are

Board of Trustees

Dr Kuben Naidoo – Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair
Dr Peter Mason – Consultant Psychiatrist Adult ADHD
Professor Susan Young – Professor of Psychology
Dr Jeremy Fellick – Paediatrician, Glasgow
Dr Ruairi Gallagher – Community Paediatrician at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Dr Christine Cornforth – Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at Liverpool University
Jean Fitzpatrick – SENDCo and Service User
Maria Fraughan – Business Advisor at NatWest
Fintan Connelly – Managing Director of Taketen Limited – Northern Ireland
Daniel Johnson – Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Southern
Amanda Kirby – Chief Executive of Do-It Profiler – Wales
Jo Platt – Former Labour MP for Leigh, Secretary to the APPG for ADHD
Professor Anita Thapar – Cardiff University – Wales
Lee Omar – Chief Executive of Red Ninja
Diane Wass – Managing Director of JPA Health Communications Europe
Ben Jones – Head of Infrastructure at Heathrow Airport

Our Advisory Board – Professionals and Service Users

Karen Rogan MA – SENDCo and Service User
Dr Joe Johnson – Consultant Psychiatrist Adult ADHD
Joanne Manley – Service User
Anthony Greenberg – Managing Director of Owl Live Ltd and Service User
Phil Carey – Liverpool John Moores University
Irene Jones

Patrons

Simon Weston OBE
Rory Bremner – Comedian and Actor
Jonathan Drane – Para Athlete Team GB
Patricia Ward Kelly – Gene Kelly: The Legacy

Neurodiversity Young Ambassadors & Youth Advisory Board

Andy Smith
Charlotte Downson
Joshua Grenville-Wood
Marcus Wilton
Siena Castellon

J Grange
Ruben Evans-Guillen
Elena Evans-Guillen

UK Ambassadors

Sandra Scott – MD of Chataway 123 Language Services UK
Rossie Stone – MD of Dekko Comics Scotland
Ceri Reed – Wales
Niall Greene – Northern Ireland

International Ambassadors

Joan McAleavey-Barnscher – Canada
Dr Clarissa Sorrentino – Italy

Legal Advisors

Jackson & Cantor Solicitors

Media Enquiries

The Goodwork Organisation

Email: info@thisisgoodwork.org

Tel: 020 8747 1488

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