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B: Links to other useful organisations:

NHS Choices -

ADHD  Information on ADHD including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment and with links to other useful organisations.

National Autistic society

- The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Their work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today.


“Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key. - 08451 205 204”


“SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness, following the overwhelming public response to a series of articles published in The Times entitled The Forgotten Illness - 0845 767 8000 “

Royal College of Psychiatrists

ADHD in children and young people

Royal College of Psychiatrists - ADHD in Adults  

The Mental Health Foundation General Web Site

The Mental Health Foundation - ADHD

The Mental Health Foundation- Parents & Carers Booklet

“We believe it is important to involve the people who use mental health services and their carers in our work. We want to support them to have their say on the way that services are run, as well as to use their experiences to inform our thinking. “

Young Minds

“UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice. Parents information Service: 0808 802 5544.”

Young Minds ADHD Leaflet  

Adult Attention Deficit UK (AADD UK)

“AADD-UK is a small charity founded by members in Bristol, London and Newcastle, and is currently running several affiliated support groups as well as an interactive website and online community.

The main aims of AADD-UK are raising awareness of ADHD in adulthood, advancing the education of professionals and the public at a national and local level in the UK to ensure that all adults with ADHD regardless of age, health, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and religion have fair and equitable access to health, social, employment, and other services as needed, and to promote and support research in the field of adult ADHD. “


The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. 020 8952 2800

“National charity providing information, training and support for parents, sufferers and professionals in the fields of ADHD and related learning and behavioural difficulties “


“Aims to promote awareness of ADD/ADHD and to provide information and as much free practical help as possible to sufferers, both adults and children, and their families via this comprehensive website. “

ADHD Alliance

General reference work on ADHD

Hyperactive Children's Support Group

“The Hyperactive Children's Support Group is a registered charity which has been successfully helping ADHD hyperactive children and their families for over 30 years.

The HACSG is Britain's leading proponent of a dietary approach to the problem of hyperactivity. “

Family Lives

“Family life today is complicated and Parentline Plus understands. We are the leading national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children - parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives - for families living together as well as apart. Parentline: 0808 800 2222 “


“Latest news, product reviews, book club, web chats, special offers, competitions and parenting advice. “

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting

Noël Janis-Norton - 5 simple and wildly effective techniques that work right away to get your kids to want to listen to you and do what you ask them to do

Noel was a guest speaker at our HELPP Workshop 6 March 2015.

Special Needs Jungle

A site is packed with useful information about special educational needs and disability issues faced by children and their parents.It has become a parents’ (and professionals’ for that matter) guide to the SEN reforms that are taking place.

Help to Heal

Help to Heal is an organisation which provides information about counselling, charitable and professional services for people seeking emotional support. Ffounded it in 2007 having been inspired by the positive experiences, the originator, having gained from psychotherapy, wanted to give back in some way.

A: Other useful links in Sutton

Sutton Healthwatch

- is the consumer champion for health and social care. The organisation ensures that the views and experiences of local people are heard.

Sutton Parents Forum  

-Is for for parents with a disabled child under the age of 26 who live in the London Borough of Sutton.

Sutton Carers Centre

- Together with their network partners, Sutton Carers Centre provides, access to desperately-needed breaks, information and advice, education, training and employment opportunities.

Children, Young People & Family Directory of Services within Sutton's Voluntary Sector.

- Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector is part of a national network of Centres for the Voluntary Sector (CVSs) across the country. The organisation's main purpose is to promote, develop and support the voluntary and community sector in Sutton.

Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning (SCILL)

- SCILL is a charity based in the centre of Sutton. SCILL is passionate about promoting the principles of independent living, choice and control for disabled people and their carers, and works hard to remove the barriers which prevent disabled people from living full and independent lives.

Netmums - Sutton

- Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily to where to meet other mothers

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- MAPS is an early intervention programme supporting young people with complex life circumstances to achieve their full potential through the support of a one-to-one volunteer mentor.

Sutton Local Offer

Sutton’s Local Offer website, where you will find information about provision available locally across education, health and social care for children and young people who have special educational needs or who are disabled, covering the age range from birth to 25 years old. This includes those who do not have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

National Autistic Society (NAS) - Sutton Branch

NAS Sutton is run by parents of young children on the spectrum. They are there to support parents, families, carers and professionals who work with children with ASD.  At the moment, they are a small branch  that can provide information and signposting to both local and national support networks. They run regular coffee mornings with guest speakers, so members can get together and meet others in similar positions.

15th Wallington Scout Group

The 15th Wallington is a scout group specifically for young people with additional needs. We take boys and girls from the age of 6 through to 25. More information can be found on our website

If you would like to add information about another group please let us know.

Useful links