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If you need information or advice on a specific topic, go to the age-group tab

We have pages on everything from behavioural problems in young children to internet safety and self-harm. There are also pages for parents and carers on specialist referral and what to expect, finding counselling, children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and much more.

For support options in SouthWest UK, check out this page and scroll down to your geographical area.


Teaching and learning resources on mental health

For Health Professionals

For Teachers and Schools

ADHD information and screening tools

There are various rating scales available online such as the Conner’s or SNAP-IV scales but these need to be used with a proper clinical assessment to be really useful as they can be misleading by themselves. Traumatic experiences or anxiety can sometimes cause very similar issues. Parent questionnaires exist in short forms and longer forms.

The short Conner’s 3 form is available here and the short SNAP-IV here . Longer forms are often sent to parents  together with a teacher’s questionnaire once a child has been referred for assessment. In some children (often girls) there may not be obvious symptoms of being hyperactive but they do struggle to focus, get organised or complete tasks. The shorter forms might be useful for parents to complete and could be sent with a referral if appropriate. There is also a self- assessment questionnaire here for young adults, which again might give an indication but is not diagnostic. Any ADHD assessment by a psychiatrist or community paediatrician will include a detailed assessment of any co-existing mental health issues.

Autism information and screening tool

Autism screening tool (Modified checklist for autism in toddlers = M-CHAT) is designed for children between 16 and 30 months of age. This is a simple set of twenty questions which is not diagnostic but may help you decide whether a referral is appropriate. Parents and professionals can find an interactive version of the M-CHAT here

Autism spectrum disorders learning module from RCGP