About Us

About Us

The Founders of the ADHD Foundation created ADHD Foundation Australia in 2017 in order to provide the missing link, (a national community support, referrals, information and services charity). A National ADHD central starting point where help is available for adults and families affected by ADHD who are struggling to get the help they need. The service offers support to medical professionals and allied staff when called upon.


The ADHD Foundation is Australian’s national consumer not-for-profit organization registered as a charity with the ACNC (ABN Number: 16 619 001 848 and DGR approved by the Australian Taxation office. Any donations to the ADHD Foundation over $2.00 are therefore tax deductible.

Our Board of DirectorsOur Valued National ADHD Helpline VolunteersOur ADHD Support VolunteersOur DonorsOur AmbassadorsOur LogoTrusted Information Partners

The ADHD Foundation Board of Directors are a qualified team of enthusiastic, hardworking, and dedicated to improving the lives of those with ADHD through the delivery of support services to the community. The ADHD Foundation have stability and together have identified these needs in the national ADHD community strategy. Our directors are highly qualified within corporate, education, governance, finance, not for profit charities and community engagement and bring this expertise, passion and assurance to developing and delivering ADHD community services across Australia.


Chair/Foundation Director

Joy Toll

Founding Director/Co-Chair


Director/Company Secretary











Our small team working on the National ADHD Helpline are experienced Counsellors, ADHD coaches and other trained and experienced professionals. They respond to enquiries of more than 10,000 with calls coming from adults, parents of children, young adults, medical professionals, educators, and others. This is the first call for people who are upset, confused and concerned about finding the right pathway. We are immensely grateful to have this band of leaders on our team working on a national ADHD platform meeting the crucial needs of the Australian ADHD community.

The ADHD Foundation are only as strong as our volunteers, and we are very proud of the team of volunteers who work behind the scenes in many roles, to make sure the Foundation’s business operates efficiently and effectively and determined to ensure quality, financial and governance due diligence applies to all aspects of our operating model of business.

We can only continue to enhance and grow this vital service to meet the requirement for more than 1.5million people, their families, and their communities with the help of our generous donors. So, we say thank you for your kindness and generosity.


ADHD Foundation ambassadors live within and outside our organisation delivering and contributing to the success of in Australia of the ADHD Foundation. Our ambassador’s portfolio is developing and growing and will be updated soon.


The founders of the ADHD Foundation have selected the diamond as a symbol because of its strength and the complexity around creating such a valuable stone. Through careful design, our diamond has emerged as the ADHD Foundations symbol reflecting many different facets and colours relating to the complexities that navigating a life with ADHD requires. ADHD is a condition that currently requires steering life through a complex and complicated environment.

Living with a neurological condition like ADHD takes strength, endurance, and courage. People with ADHD are constantly navigating through complex daily tasks such as work, school and relationships, whilst also dealing with their multifaceted personalities and unique abilities that are an invaluable addition to the world of Art, Science, Politics etc.


The ADHD Foundation is an approved trusted partner of health direct Australia. The ADHD Foundation in Australia provides accurate and reliable information for anyone looking for ADHD pathways to diagnosis, information, and support.


Our Story

The ADHD Foundations story began on 1st December 2017 when approved and registered as an Australian not for profit charity with the ACNC and approved DGR status with the Australian Taxation office. This means that all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Our organisation established in Australia as a national “for purpose” action charity because of the need to bring communities together, work with likeminded individuals and organisation to bring about changes that will improve the lives of those living with ADHD.

A relatively young organisation, with a team of ADHD experts, knowledge, action and support to the ADHD communities in Australia in excess of 200 years.

Being a national ADHD charity operating in all states and territories in Australia we work with, government agencies, organisations, other support groups and online groups to build and grow awareness, promote the needs of those living with ADHD, and conduct information and support events. Our charity ethos is that of teamwork and hard work driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to work nimbly, honestly, transparently and in harmony, building a collaborative foundation of trust and reliability at all levels.

Starting out with 3 founding members with a full page of the gaps in support and the needs of people with ADHD we started our work. So here we are 3 years young and what have we done? Read more in our work in the next section.

IN 2021, we are proud of how we have travelled, what we have achieved and where and what we stand for. As a 100% volunteer run organisation operating without regular or government funding, we are humbled, delighted and overwhelmed by the volunteer support we have around us and the financial donations that keep us going.

Our Mission

To improve the wellbeing and help people with ADHD and related conditions to live full and rewarding lives.

Our Vision

Strive to be direct makers of change through collaboration and communication.

Our Purpose

Our work within the ADHD community takes us across the whole of the lifespan focussing on high priorities and urgent needs as identified on the ‘ADHD Foundation Gaps in Service’ list. We have a particular focus on teens and tweens, young adults and seniors with a determination to keep our sights firmly focussed on our founding Vision and Mission.

We are fulfilling our values and mission by:

  • Using advocacy activities to ensure that ADHD is recognised as a neurodevelopmental condition by government and non government agencies.
  • Creating pathways that help people with ADHD to reach their full potential.
  • Supporting people with ADHD to have optimal health and wellbeing in order that they may reach their potential.
  • Advocating for improved services for those with ADHD, their families, at both a state and national level.
  • Providing our community with an ADHD National Help, Support and Information Line.
  • Acting as national custodians of accurate data and statistics to keep abreast of the needs of our community.

Our purpose ensures that we work to improve the outcomes of individuals with ADHD through community education, collaboration, advocacy and policy reform. So that parents, children and adults with ADHD are not discriminated against, receive accurate information and evidence-based treatment.

Our purpose ensures we deliver advocacy, awareness and education that supports a reduction of stigma and lack of understanding.

Our purpose delivers support to parents, children and adults with ADHD by:

  • Creating awareness to highlight the of the lack of treatment options currently available and the need to reform.
  • Providing accurate data and statistics that will support and inform government agencies on issues of discriminatory legislation, lack of medical treatments, policies and crisis in caring for those with ADHD.

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