Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group - Young Adults Advice

Drop In - We are in the office most days between 10am-2pm where you can pop in for a chat or advice, we just ask that you call before you come down to make sure we are in.

Youth Groups – Monday evening 6-8pm, £6 fee payable weekly and an annual admin fee of £10.   Please call the office if you are interested in a space which can be attended by a young adult up to the age of 18 years old. We are hoping to introduce a young adults group for 18 years and older in the near future.

Facebook - @DundeeAndAngusADHDSupportGroup

Twitter - @ADHD_Dundee

Instagram - dundeeandangusadhdsupportgroup

Another local group to contact about ADHD are Perth and Kinross ADHD Support. They are on Facebook.

Other Useful websites – ADDitude, ADDISS, Understood, Living with ADHD, ADHD Foundation;

https://www.additudemag.com/

http://www.addiss.co.uk/

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/what-is-adhd

https://www.livingwithadhd.co.uk/

https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

Additional Support at University and College

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices/students/

https://dundeeandangus.ac.uk/support/student-services/

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/life/student-support-and-services/disabled-student-support/specific-learning-difficulties-spld/

Learning Difficulties

If you have difficulty with literacy and numeracy, then there is a service at Dundee City Council that can provide you with support at the Mitchell Street Centre

[email protected]

01382 435844

Adult Mental Health Services

The first port of call for advice is your GP to ask for a referral to Adult Mental Health Services. If you can back up your case with evidence of your behaviour and daily struggles, then this will help to support your case. If possible, bring along someone that can support you in this conversation with the GP.

Do not assume you will transition from CAMHS into adult services. If you have stopped taking medication you will have to go through the referral process again from your GP.

Feeling Strong - this is another local charity supporting young adults based on Albert St opposite our charity shop. 

Their aim is to improve the lives of young people living with mental health
and wellbeing challenges by fostering the skills, confidence and aspirations
they need to flourish. For more information take a look at
their website: https://www.feelingstrong.co.uk

Their email address is: [email protected]

Support for Autism

In Dundee there are several organisations that can support young adults with ASD

Scottish Autism

https://www.scottishautism.org/services-support/adult-services/day-and-vocational/tayside

Advocating Together

Phone: 01382 666601
[email protected] (link sends e-mail)
http://www.advocating-together.org.uk (link is external)

National Autistic Society

Contact Address
NASDundee&[email protected]
http://www.autism.org.uk/branches
NAS branches are run by parent volunteers and offer support to families who have a child or family member with autism or Asperger syndrome. Activity sessions such as visits to the skate park and talks about a range of subjects are arranged from time to time. They organise regular play sessions at a local soft play area.  For further details, please contact the branch via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NAS-Dundee-and-Angus-Branch-213650215323727/?fref=ts or email.

 

Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Addaction - Dundee Direct Access Service – 01382 206888

Dundee Alcohol and Drug Partnership

Tayside Counselling Alcohol – youth services – 01382 456012

The Corner – 01382 206060

These agencies will be able to offer you advice and support.

Benefits

If you have additional support needs, then you may be entitled to Personal Independence Payments. We always recommend seeking support when filling out the forms for the first time. Your local city council will have a department that will be able to assist you in doing this. 

If you require any further advice and support, then please do not hesitate to contact us at Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group. 01382 456873 / 07856110910 or [email protected]