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ADHD resources

The ADHD resources below include people, books and charities which have been helpful to me and many of my clients. It will be updated and extended over time. Please be aware that these might be ‘shinys’ for you (a commonly used ADHD term for distractions) so proceed wisely. Also remember, there is no miracle solution for ADHD challenges- but there is plenty out there to help you understand how you tick- and help you tick better! And if you’re looking for an ADHD-friendly professional organiser you know where to go…

People on your side

NB. I haven’t received any coaching from the people on this list but have spoken to most of them. Many of them have ADHD themselves so speak from personal experience. Coaches will generally offer an initial phone call to allow you to gauge if they are a good fit- this is vital for a good coaching relationship. Although these coaches may live far from you, they usually work remotely with clients via SKYPE/ ZOOM or have online programmes or ADHD resources.

In no particular order…

 

Sarah Templeton  Counsellor & Coach (High Wycombe, Bucks)

Sarah is a straight-talker- and a great person to talk to if you think you might have ADHD. She’s also a passionate advocate for ADHD in general & in particular young people who are in prison due to undiagnosed ADHD.

 

Soli Lazarus  ADHD coach (NW London)

Soli specialises in working with families affected by ADHD, she also has an online parent support group and educational ADHD resources. She goes into schools to train them to know how to support students with ADHD better.

 

Linda Fox  ADHD coach (Redhill Surrey)

Experienced ADHD coach (& keen sailor!)

 

Andrew Lewis  ADHD coach (London)

Based in London (I haven’t spoken to him yet)

 

Lynn Edris  ADHD coach (US)

Lynn offers coaching as well as online productivity programmes and ADHD resources. I’ve explored a few of these and have found them excellent quality with great content.

 

Emma Case  Coach working with neurodivergent female entrepreneurs (London)

Emma is also founder of Women Beyond The Box– a website highlighting successful neurodivergent women- very inspiring!

 

Alan Brown ADHD coach (US)

Productivity coach with a video-based programme ADD Crusher and other online ADHD resources.

 

Jessica McCabe  US Youtube Vlogger Extraordinaire

If you don’t like reading, this could really work for you. Jessica produces very high energy (but short) videos on a wide range of topics. Her ADHD resources have helped many a person newly diagnosed. 

 

Jacqueline Sinfield  ADHD coach (Brit based in Canada)

Jacqueline has a great newsletter with lots of useful tips and ADHD resources. She also offers online courses on productivity and email management.

 

 

Books

Think Productive  by Graham Alcott.

Graham has produced a series of books and resources on working and studying more effectively and email management etc. Training/ workshops are also available. His books are not specifically directed at people with ADHD but I have found lots of the principles discussed very helpful with clients. If you are office-based you may find his work especially helpful.

 

Atomic Habits  by James Clear

In my opinion James’ writing is really ADHD-friendly- reading his online articles is a good place to test whether he works for you. James has a free newsletter with helpful thoughts on motivation and building habits (he’s a weight-trainer) and has recently published a book. 

 

Better than Before  by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen has written on a range of topics around well-being and habits- this book explores how we are motivated and how we can build better habits. Very different in style to James Clear, with some really good content. 

 

Essentialism–  The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

The less you have to deal with, the easier life gets? It seems obvious, but people with ADHD find it challenging to turn down opportunities or stuff. This book might inspire you to live a simpler life.

 

Stuffocation– Living More with Less by James Wallman

James explores the problem of ‘stuffocation’ and some possible solutions such as Minimalism (spoiler alert- he thinks it isn’t the answer…

 

New Order– A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folk by Fay Wolf

A book on how to get more organised. I’m not a big fan of books on organising (often overly complicated) but so far this is  the only book I recommend to any clients who want a book on the subject. This is the US (and more sweary) version of the book I haven’t got around to writing yet…

 

Charities

AA-DD UK

UK-based support group- “the site for and by adults with ADHD”. There are support groups in London, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester. The London group has meet-ups two to three times a month. (If you’re planning on visiting I recommend visiting the Monday groups first as they’re more structured).

 

ADDISS

UK-based charity for ADHD for adults and children with annual conferences. “We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance – parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.”

 

ADHD Foundation

UK-based neurodiversity charity with an annual conference. “We are committed to the participation agenda and the right of those who use services to have a voice and be responsible for their own life plan and the change they want to achieve for themselves.”

 

CHADD 

US-based charity for children and adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

 

ADDA

“The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.”

 

ADDitude Magazine

Quarterly online magazine with lots of practical articles here on living with ADHD

 

For general resources see here