ADHD EUROPE

The voice of Europeans with ADHD

We advocate on behalf of people with ADHD for their rights to have equal access to diagnosis and treatment, and serve as a platform for our member organisations to share information and collaborate on research to help the European community.

aims, vision & objectives

ADHD-Europe is an European umbrella organisation which represents self-support patient ADHD advocacy NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations comprising of charities, family support groups, and other grass roots organisations) within Europe. Moreover it connects and works with research consortia consisting of scientists, academia and universities; and experienced professionals around Europe.

ADHD-Europe has a vision for a truly inclusive European community, where people affected by ADHD are understood, accepted, and valued as contributing members of a diverse European community. Our core values and visions are that everyone with ADHD and their families should:

  • be given and treated with the respect for difference and without discrimination
  • be accepted as part of human diversity and humanity
  • have the right to a full and effective participation in society
  • have equality of opportunity for treatment, education and employment
 

Our objectives are to promote evidence-based treatment, information and ADHD Awareness at European level, support the efforts of its members who provide support for children, adolescents, adults, parents and families as well as for their teachers, employers and other professionals who work with them across Europe. This includes: access to education; medical help and employment; as well as support in adulthood if needed ~ working together towards interventions for children, adolescents and adults living with ADHD, their families, professionals and decision makers.

The purpose of ADHD-Europe is to advance the rights and dignity, and advocate for all those living with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and co-morbid conditions) at various levels throughout Europe from working with the EU parliament to supporting efforts by their member organisations across Europe by serving as a supportive ADHD platform:

  • Representing the voices and concerns of people with ADHD by collectively providing members advice, support, guidance. Facilitating the exchange of best practices or information, real-life experiences as well as meta-analytic reviews of a better understanding of ADHD and its treatment.
  • Encouraging and contributing to ADHD research in collaboration with our supportive partners, scientists, academics and research consortia
  • Contributing to policy and legislation, and practical initiatives. Representing and lobbying at the European Union’s institutions on behalf of the European community for its members on the topic of ADHD with a view to affecting policy and improving existing legislation on issues connected to ADHD and liaise with other non-governmental organisations sharing similar objectives.
  • Disseminating information and offering support to those who live or are in contact with persons who have ADHD
  • Committing together to combat ignorance, stigma, injustice and intolerance that people with ADHD face in their daily life.

Join our Membership

All are welcome to join the ADHD Europe community. Read more about benefits of membership. Come join us?

Leading Research

We help our members run and participate in research to improve the lives of people with ADHD, with projects like Eat2BeNice. Candy and TimeSpan.

Raising Awareness

We campaign against the stigma associated with ADHD and provide clear and true information through campaigns like ADHD Awareness Month.

support us by donatinG

Would you like to support our work by donating to us? Your donation will help contribute to our webinars via Broadcasting ADHD Europe, ADHD Awareness Activities especially the manpower behind ADHD Awareness Month in October, ADHD Women Projectoutreach communications programmes to the public, attendance to International Congresses to network with researchers and get evidence based information to reach communities and yourselves. 

You can donate via Paypal or contact us for our bank details or become a member to interactive with our membership. 

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What's it like to live with ADHD?

SHINE A LIGHT

This brilliant mini-documentary, created by a team of young researchers of the MiND research project and 4QFilms, provides an understanding of what it’s like to live with ADHD from a personal and scientific perspective.

For more information on the video and its’ contributors, take a look at our media release.

MYTHS & FACTS

There are a number of common misconceptions about ADHD which prevent proper access to diagnosis & treatment for millions of people.

Not just for children

Many believe that only children suffer from ADHD, and although some people can outgrow many of the symptoms of ADHD by their late 20s, the majority retain their symptoms into later life. Read more...

Not just for boys

Although predominantly studied & understood in boys, women and girls can also suffer from ADHD. Read more...

OUR MEMBERS

Our member organisations are drawn from over 20 nations across the European continent.

Each member organisation has full voting rights at ADHD Europe’s AGM and elect our board members. Click below to find out more about our board and see the full list of our members.