Page updated: 12th March 2021

Reaching Families and Amaze have worked in partnership to produce a series of informative materials written by parent-carers for parent-carers. These include a series of factsheets on specific conditions designed to be used by parents-carers when they receive their child's diagnosis. The information provided will help to gain a better understanding of their child's condition, alongside the current local support services available.

Please note:

What is ADHD?

Characteristics of ADHD

Causes of ADHD

Types of Therapy

Support and Advice Services

  • Making Sense of it All – Reaching Families' handy parent/carer guide contains information and advice on benefits, support for your child at school, getting help from social services and accessing social & leisure activities

  • ADHD Information Services (ADDISS)

  • Disability living allowance (DLA) – your child may qualify for DLA, a state benefit that will help with their care. Find out more information on children's DLA and adults DLA.

  • West Sussex Local Offer and search for ‘ADHD’.

  • Young Minds – the mental health charity for young people has a section of their website devoted to ADHD with fact sheets and advice.

  • Compass Card West Sussex – a free leisure discount card for 0 to 25 year olds with SEND, which is run by Amaze. Visit their website or call: 0300 123 9186.


  • HACSG (The Hyperactive Children’s Support Group) The HACSG has a great deal of information available related to Food Additives, Food Intolerance, Omega Fatty Acids, Vitamins & Minerals and how they can impact on hyperactivity and ADHD. Visit their website to find out more

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