ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a medical condition. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. ADHD can affect a child at school, at home, and in friendships.

Our team of specialist nurses receive referrals from:-

  • Schools
  • GP’s
  • Educational Psychology
  • CAMHS Clinicians
  • YOT (Youth Offending Team)
  • Paediatricians
  • Children’s Services

My child has been referred for an ADHD assessment what does this mean?

Screening packs are sent to you when we receive a referral which includes:-

  • Parents Screening
  • Teacher Screening – please pass this onto your child’s teacher for completion.

(Please note:  It is very important that we receive these forms back in good time as we cannot complete the assessment without them).

What happens next?

When we receive the completed packs we will review the information to assess if further assessment is required.

If the information does not indicated ADHD we will write to you with suggestions on what may be useful to your child and you at this time.

If the information indicates that further assessment is required we will send you an appointment.

Please note that we do not “offer emergency assessments”.

The assessment process includes a number of procedures:-

  • Parental interview to review Family Development History form (please let your child’s nurse know if there is any information you wish to discuss privately this can then be arranged) 
  • Observation or QB test – information will be provided if you are invited for a QB test.
  • Liaison with other services who have involvement with your child.
  • Review of assessments completed by other agencies eg Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Paediatric, Education Psychology.  ** If you have copies of these reports please bring them to your assessment appointment to save time **
  • ADHD assessment report.
  • A comprehensive ADHD assessment report is compiled after all the assessment information.

ADHD Assessment report

A comprehensive ADHD assessment report is compiled after all the assessment information is received and evaluated, you will then be offered an appointment to discuss the results with us.  Please note we are not able to discuss these over the telephone.  

ADHD leaflet - what to expect > (Further information regarding Anxiety can be found here as well)

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Alternative appropriate self-help resources can be found here >


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Contact us

ADHD Team – 0300 123 3444 

Open from 8am – 5pm daily. 

Clinics are held at Snapdragons, Cliffe Road, Strood, ME2 3FF

Some of the wonderful comments received from parents:-

  • “The ADHD team had time to talk and be listened to, untimed appointment so had the time to say what I needed to say”.
  • “The ADHD clinic was on time and well run”
  • “The specialist nurses are very well at communication and gave me good clear knowledgeable information”.
  • “The ADHD team are supportive and understanding”

All our comments can be found here >

At MCH we aim to provide quality in all we do.  It is for this purpose we have designed Parent Education Classes to help you obtain a better understanding of some conditions – to book a place please call 0300 123 3444 

Please click here to obtain a list of sessions available >

The Teen Sleep Hub eBook >

Psychosocial treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD >