Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System webinar

On 15 December, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS) will host its second webinar: a presentation by Professor Tamsin Ford on the subject of transitional care for young adults with ADHD. The title of her talk is ‘CATCh-uS Before We Fall: Transitional Care for Young Adults with ADHD’.

ADHD was previously seen as a childhood developmental disorder, which meant that adult mental health services have not been set up to support ADHD patients who become too old for child services. This webinar will present the results of the first in-depth study of the transition of ADHD patients from child to adult health services in the UK, by specifically addressing:

  • how many young people (that have ADHD) need services as an adult
  • what services are available for young adults with ADHD
  • how ADHD stakeholders experience transition from child to adult services.

Professor Tamsin Ford will describe the findings from this NIHR funded, interactive mixed method study and place them in the wider context of service organisation for transition and for neurodevelopmental disorders.

By the end of this webinar, delegates will:

  • have evidence to estimate the likely number of young adults in their population who will need transition
  • understand the availability of services for young adults with ADHD and how to access them
  • gain increased awareness of the impact of untreated ADHD at this crucial life-stage and the need for continued treatment for those that need it
  • understand the likely points for drop out from treatment and how the experience of transition could be improved to prevent loss of service.

This webinar is a paid for event, open to all. You can find out more information on the CAPSS webpage.

Non-members of the College will be required to create an account in order to register for this event.

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