ADHD Adult Referrals

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) have informed Hertfordshire Primary Care providers that patient’s being referred for suspected ADHD assessment, will now be triaged by HPFT Single Point of Access (SPA). HPFT SPA will triage referrals, due to an urgent need to prioritise complex and at-risk patients.

At the time, HPFT SPA will not progress referrals for adults with suspected ADHD who do not have a complex presentation or psychosocial multi-morbidity. In such triages of referrals designated as non-complex, HPFT SPA will offer self-help material to the patient and signpost to local and national resources.

HPFT SPA have shared the following self-help resources:

• ADDiSS (ADHD information services) National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. People-friendly information and resources for parents, teachers, sufferers and professionals. Phone line also available 020 8952 2800 www.addiss.co.uk

• AADD-UK site for and by adults with ADHD What is ADHD? | AADD-UK (aadduk.org)

• ADDers promotes awareness of ADHD and provide information with as much free practical help to sufferers, both adults and children, and their families www.adders.org

• ADD-vance a Hertfordshire based charity that supports families affected by ADHD, Autism or a related condition and the professionals who support them. www.add-vance.org

• Royal College of Psychiatrists – information leaflet – ADHD in Adults https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders/adhd-in-adults • ADHD UK https://adhduk.co.uk/ • ADHD Foundation – The Neurodiversity Charity https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

• CBT for ADHD or Coach: BABCP registered CBT therapist list available on: https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists ADHD Self-help book

Private and Confidential GP Surgery Single Point of Access Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust 99 Waverley Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 5TL Tel: 0300 777 0707 Secure email: hpft.spa@nhs.net

• Russel A. Barkley ‘Taking Charge of Adult ADHD’ (Guilford Press 2010) and Mary V. Solanto ‘Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy for Adult ADHD’ Support for Mental Health

Situations and life can change. You may also need help with your mental health in addition to ADHD symptoms.

To speak to someone about your mental health, you can contact:

• NHS Direct on 111

• Hertshelp for signposting to the most appropriate service 0300 1234044

• Talking therapies self referral (hpft.nhs.uk)

• Depression pathway

Depresion-Pathway-SU-Leaflet_A5-July-Final.pdf (hwetraininghub.org.uk)

• In an emergency call 999/visit the Emergency Department

• Suicide prevention resources and information

• Stay Alive App for services users and their carers/family to download Stay Alive App – Grassroots Suicide Prevention (prevent-suicide.org.uk)

• Samaritans Helpline Number 116123