About us

ADHD Foundation, “Enhancing lives, creating change”

ADHD Foundation in Australia is a not-for-profit registered charity and we are here to help
“Because EVERYONE deserves a chance to shine”
in their own UNIQUE way.

The ADHD Foundation is a national “for purpose” not for profit organisation, registered as a charity with the ACNC and DGR approved by the Australian Taxation office. We are a wholly volunteer run organisation and are proud of the work that our passionate, determined and tireless team contribute in working towards creating projects that support the ADHD Community in Australia. Our aim is to support and work collectively and collaboratively with all those on this journey to change.

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

Improve the wellbeing and help people with ADHD and related conditions to live independent and successful lives where reaching their potential can be achieved.

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ADHD

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.

 

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.

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