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Young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in transition from children's services to adult services: a mixed methods study using national surveillance, qualitative and mapping study

This project focuses on the transition of young people with ADHD from children's services to adult services. Currently there is little concrete evidence about practice and level of need. This will be the first national study examining the level of need, as well as practice and process, around the transition of young people with ADHD.

It is anticipated that this project will run over three years. There are three main streams of research:

  • A 12-month follow-up study of young people with ADHD within six months of the age-boundary for their service (regardless of what age this may be in their service).
  • Interviews with key stakeholders to explore their views and experiences of the quality of the move from children services for young people with ADHD.  Stakeholders will include: young people with ADHD attending child and adult services, their parents, and practitioners working in child and adult health services.
  • A mapping study for services for young adults with ADHD. This will explore what services for young adults with ADHD are currently available and where they are located.

Parent carers from our Family Faculty have helped shape the design of this project and will be meeting throughout the project to advise the research processes using their experience and knowledge as parent carers.

For further information about this research, please visit the CATCh-uS project website.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact us.