Closed petition Create an ‘Adult ADHD strategy’ to improve diagnosis and treatment
The Govt should create an adult ADHD strategy, informed by an independent review of NHS diagnosis and treatment, to:
- Diagnose by lowering assessment wait time to 6 months; give pre-diagnosis support
- Inform patients & public about adult ADHD & end discrimination
- Support patient self-management
Neglecting adults with ADHD is damaging to both the individual and society. These adults deserve and are entitled to support.
Particularly for undiagnosed or untreated ADHD, research shows an increased risk of:
debt, divorce, suicide, unemployment, addiction, criminal conviction, educational and career underperformance - further burdening society and damaging others.
Diet, exercise, meditation, coaching all help greatly.
Act now and save society the massive moral and financial cost of inaction.
This petition is closed All petitions run for 6 months
Other parliamentary business
Share your views on waiting times for ADHD and ASD (autism) assessments
The MPs on the Petitions Committee have scheduled a debate on two petitions about assessments for ADHD and ASD (autism):
- Create an emergency fund for ASD (autism) & ADHD assessments
- Review management of ADHD assessments and increase funding
Elliot Colburn MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, has been asked to open the debate.
Share your views
To inform the debate, we would like to hear from you about:
- your experience of being diagnosed with, waiting for, or seeking an assessment for ADHD or ASD (autism)
- your experience of having a child who has been diagnosed with, is awaiting an assessment for, or you suspect may have ADHD or ASD (autism)
- your views on waiting times for ADHD and ASD (autism) assessments
You can share your views with us by completing this survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=nt3mHDeziEC-Xo277ASzSpMLsAawCSdBvMh9cdt5o9ZUNUVSOVBSTEtSMDVDRlRTSzFGSlVTUTBFTC4u
The survey will close on Wednesday 25 January at 10am.
Your responses will be anonymous. A summary of responses will be published on the Parliament. It will also be shared with MPs and may be referred to in the debate or within other parliamentary documents. Please don't share anything that may identify you.
Watch the debate
The debate will take place on Monday 6 February at 4.30pm.
- Watch the debate
- Read a transcript of the debate (available a few hours after the debate happens)
What are petitions debates?
Petitions debates are ‘general’ debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.
Petition debates don’t end with a vote to implement the request of a petition. This means that MPs will not vote on changing indefinite leave to remain fees at the end of the debate.
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