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Phoenix ADHD Project facing closure by end of April

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ADHD Project Since August 2008 Phoenix ADHD Project, has provided a range of specialist interventions for young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and their parents / carers, as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence pathway in the management of ADHD throughout the north of Counties Antrim and Derry/Londonderry.

A spokesperson for the charity said :”Unfortunately the Project has been unable to secure further funding from private funding organisations to enable us to continue to run these interventions and despite all referrals now coming from health care and education professionals relevant statutory contracts and grants have not been made available to us.

Therefore it is with sadness that we are announcing that all our programmes are finishing on Friday 29th April. With the closure of this charity there will be no provision for young people with a diagnosis of ADHD. The only active management for these young people will be medication. This is in breach of the NICE guidelines.

The lack of provision will have a devastating effect on the young people, their families and their community network. The impacts the interventions have made to date in terms of prevention to date have been noted in evaluations and in writing from professionals from education, health and youth justice and social return on investment is clear, the biggest saving being the number of young people who have not come to the attention of the youth justice system as a result of our support.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to support the project can do so through https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/phoenixadhdproject

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