Project MH44

Access to mental health services and support for children and adults with neurodiversity

The proposed work will help identify mental health needs and therefore research priorities across the region particularly in neurodivergent individuals who have a high prevalence of mental health problems.


Service provision to meet local needs for diverse groups is fragmented and little is known on what local provisions and research priorities are and what evaluations are needed.

Project Aims

  • To identify mental health provision for neurodivergent children and adults in the East of England
  • To address barriers and facilitators to accessing the mental health support and interventions.

Project Activity

The following activities are underway:

  • 1. Evidence review on the barriers and facilitators of access to mental health in children and adults with ADHD
  • 2. Qualitative analysis addressing access to mental health in adults and children with ADHD.

Planned activities:

  • 3. A pilot study addressing access to mental health support in neurodiverse university students.
  • 4. Evidence review on Mental Health Interventions for children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Proposed output

  • Publications of the findings and the evidence from the review.
  • Potential impact to be discussed via stake holder events and opportunities for implementation as the findings emerge

Who is involved?

  • Dr Amanda Ludlow (PI) corresponding researcher
  • Prof Daksha Trivedi (PI) University of Hertfordshire

Contact us

Dr Amanda Ludlow-

Prof Daksha Trivedi-