~ Fighting for Your Freedom from Addiction & Crime ~

ADHD LIBERTY

~ Fighting for Your Freedom from Addiction & Crime ~

ADHD LIBERTY

~ Fighting for Your Freedom from Addiction & Crime ~

Welcome to ADHD Liberty where we care about ADHD people, their well-being, their rights and their freedom.

Where we will fight passionately until ADHD is recognised as the neurodiverse condition it is rather than ‘a childhood behavioural disorder you outgrow in your late teens’.

Where we won’t accept that teachers are not trained in this common condition, and are then expected to identify and manage ADHD in their classrooms.

Where we won’t rest until all adolescents and young adults first going into a police station are routinely screened for ADHD. Before being criminalised, we need to know if they should be instead diagnosed and medicated for the most treatable psychiatric condition there is.

Where we will fight for the rights of all serving prisoners to be screened for ADHD. To find out for themselves if their previous misdemeanours were due to their ADHD being missed.

Where we will stand up for the right of all those diagnosed with ADHD to be kept on their ADHD medication when they are in prison.

Where we understand about ADHD discrimination. ADHD stigmatisation and far too often, ADHD misdiagnosis.

We believe all ADHD people should have the liberty to have their ADHD recognised, understood and accepted.

And we won’t rest until we have won. Because we are ADHD. And we don’t like coming second.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

We can provide grants to assist with ADHD assessment and diagnosis

We can provide grants to get you the best ADHD-aware legal representation

 We can provide grants to help you if you find yourself homeless

We can provide grants to help with private medication costs

We can provide grants to help teens in trouble access coaching or therapy to get them back on the right path

We can subsidise expenses you incur connected in any way to ADHD

We are passionate about helping all ADHD people and we welcome you to contact us if you think we might be able to help you in anyway.

Welcome to ADHD Liberty where we care about ADHD people, their well-being, their rights and their freedom.

Where we will fight passionately until ADHD is recognised as the neurodiverse condition it is rather than ‘a childhood behavioural disorder you outgrow in your late teens’.

Where we won’t accept that teachers are not trained in this common condition, and are then expected to identify and manage ADHD in their classrooms.

Where we won’t rest until all adolescents and young adults first going into a police station are routinely screened for ADHD. Before being criminalised, we need to know if they should be instead diagnosed and medicated for the most treatable psychiatric condition there is.

Where we will fight for the rights of all serving prisoners to be screened for ADHD. To find out for themselves if their previous misdemeanours were due to their ADHD being missed.

Where we will stand up for the right of all those diagnosed with ADHD to be kept on their ADHD medication when they are in prison.

Where we understand about ADHD discrimination. ADHD stigmatisation and far too often, ADHD misdiagnosis.

We believe all ADHD people should have the liberty to have their ADHD recognised, understood and accepted.

And we won’t rest until we have won. Because we are ADHD. And we don’t like coming second.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

We can provide grants to assist with ADHD assessment and diagnosis

We can provide grants to get you the best ADHD-aware legal representation

 We can provide grants to help you if you find yourself homeless

We can provide grants to help with private medication costs

We can provide grants to help teens in trouble access coaching or therapy to get them back on the right path

We can subsidise expenses you incur connected in any way to ADHD

We are passionate about helping all ADHD people and we welcome you to contact us if you think we might be able to help you in anyway.

Offenders with ADHD

When Sarah was working at Aylesbury Prison she had six counselling clients over a year. Three had been diagnosed with ADHD as young children but none of them were on medication. Meaning the risk-taking and thrill-seeking behaviour was off the scale and by the age of 20 and 21 when she met them, they had been in an out of juvenile prison and young offender institutes so many times they were tired, old beyond their years, jaded, disillusioned, and felt their situation and strong likelihood of reoffending meant their life was hopeless.

Of the three other clients Sarah worked with, two she has since gone on to identify have ADHD. Of the two she had worked out were also ADHD on the outside, she managed to get one of these diagnosed privately four years after he came out of prison, in 2020. That means 5 out of 6 clients in a young offender’s institute had ADHD. This horrified and saddened Sarah to the point she is now absolutely determined to change the situation. She is now a vocal campaigner for people with ADHD and has made a speech at Parliament in front of the Justice Minister about this situation and won’t rest until all people who encounter the criminal justice system are screened for ADHD when they first enter a police station, and on all induction wings in prisons.

The crazy situation in prisons is that everybody going into prison for the first time OR being moved prison OR going in prison every subsequent time ALWAYS spends at least a week if not two on an ‘prison induction wing’. On this induction wing they are mostly bored stiff! They can’t take on a job or go to education or gym do any of the other activities that usually keep them occupied. They sit around doing nothing. They do have tests for English, Maths, sexually transmitted diseases and basic mental health questions ie ‘are you depressed’ and ‘do you hear voices’.

However the one condition most of them have, is the one that isn’t being assessed for! The very simple online ADHD test that Sarah uses herself with private clients, takes less than five minutes to do. There is absolutely no reason why this test can’t be done at the same time. it wouldn’t cost the prison service 1p. It’s completely free. Yet it could quickly identify those scoring highly enough to see the prison psychiatrist. And then once diagnosed and medicated, the chance of them reoffending is extremely low. Think how much the prison service could be saving if 70% to 85% of them are proven to be ADHD? it’s a win-win situation. The government saves money locking people up, the prisons are half emptied and there would be a massive reduction in crime and so fewer victims.

Offenders with ADHD

When Sarah was working at Aylesbury Prison she had six counselling clients over a year. Three had been diagnosed with ADHD as young children but none of them were on medication. Meaning the risk-taking and thrill-seeking behaviour was off the scale and by the age of 20 and 21 when she met them, they had been in an out of juvenile prison and young offender institutes so many times they were tired, old beyond their years, jaded, disillusioned, and felt their situation and strong likelihood of reoffending meant their life was hopeless.

Of the three other clients Sarah worked with, two she has since gone on to identify have ADHD. Of the two she had worked out were also ADHD on the outside, she managed to get one of these diagnosed privately four years after he came out of prison, in 2020. That means 5 out of 6 clients in a young offender’s institute had ADHD. This horrified and saddened Sarah to the point she is now absolutely determined to change the situation. She is now a vocal campaigner for people with ADHD and has made a speech at Parliament in front of the Justice Minister about this situation and won’t rest until all people who encounter the criminal justice system are screened for ADHD when they first enter a police station, and on all induction wings in prisons.

The crazy situation in prisons is that everybody going into prison for the first time OR being moved prison OR going in prison every subsequent time ALWAYS spends at least a week if not two on an ‘prison induction wing’. On this induction wing they are mostly bored stiff!

They can’t take on a job or go to education or gym do any of the other activities that usually keep them occupied. They sit around doing nothing. They do have tests for English, Maths, sexually transmitted diseases and basic mental health questions ie ‘are you depressed’ and ‘do you hear voices’.

However the one condition most of them have, is the one that isn’t being assessed for! The very simple online ADHD test that Sarah uses herself with private clients, takes less than five minutes to do. There is absolutely no reason why this test can’t be done at the same time. it wouldn’t cost the prison service 1p. It’s completely free. Yet it could quickly identify those scoring highly enough to see the prison psychiatrist.

And then once diagnosed and medicated, the chance of them reoffending is extremely low. Think how much the prison service could be saving if 70% to 85% of them are proven to be ADHD? it’s a win-win situation. The government saves money locking people up, the prisons are half emptied and there would be a massive reduction in crime and so fewer victims.