ADHD UK was founded in 2020 with a mission to help those affected by ADHD – either those that have the condition or people close to them: family, friends, employers, and co-workers.
ADHD UK is a charity funded solely from personal donations – of both time and money. ADHD is a condition that affects a significant number of people in the UK and, as every person is unique, it impacts individuals differently. We aim to help people navigate their life with ADHD, we want to reduce the stigma that some attach to those with ADHD, build awareness, and undertake or fund research that will have a meaningful positive impact on those with ADHD.
We are a registered charity with charity number 1188365.
Our Five Goals
Providing accurate, pertinent, quality information for people with ADHD, their carers and medical professionals.
Providing emotional and informational support for people with ADHD and their carers via telephone, email, social media and support groups.
Undertaking or funding research that will have a meaningful positive impact on those affected by ADHD
Advocating for those with ADHD within Employment, Education, Government and Healthcare.
Raising awareness and understanding. Changing perceptions to remove any stigma and discrimination of those with ADHD.
Henry Shelford BSc (Hons) MSc MBA FRGS
Co-Founder and CEO
Henry was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. He founded ADHD UK after seeing the need for more support and understanding for people with ADHD. He was previously Chairperson and CEO of SarcoidosisUK where he built the charity from near nothing to becoming a global leader for Sarcoidosis support, information and research. In March 2021 Henry was made a Point of Light by the Prime Minister for his work helping people with Sarcoidosis during the pandemic.
Henry has an MBA from Darden (University of Virginia) where he was a full Batten scholar, elected Student President, and awarded the C Sheppard Distinguished Service Award. He has a MSc in Marketing from the University of Manchester, and a BSc in Environmental Science from King’s College London. Henry is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Henry provides Coaching for individuals with ADHD. To learn more about that click his website here.
Dr Max Davie MA MD
Trustee and Co-Founder
Max is a specialist in ADHD and has ADHD. He is a Paediatrician, working in Lambeth as part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust Community Services.
He is past convenor of the Paediatric Mental Health Association and current Health Improvement Officer for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Max leads the How to Manage: Emotional and behavioural problems in community paediatrics course at the College. He graduated from the University of Cambridge and finished his specialist training in London.
Neal is Partner of the Health & Social Impact Practice at McLean Public, focusing on executive and non-executive search into the Health and Third Sector, helping appoint Chairs, Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executives and their C-Suite. Neal was diagnosed with ADHD in early 2020 and originally volunteered for ADHD UK, then became the first ADHD UK Ambassador and was later welcomed to the Trustee Board of ADHD UK. He became Chairperson of ADHD UK in July 2023 and is passionate about the work that the charity is doing and the way it is contributing to helping people with ADHD thrive.
Meet our most recent three Ambassadors. We’re thrilled to have them be part of helping us help everyone with ADHD thrive. To see all our Ambassadors and learn more. Click here.
Become an Ambassador for ADHD UK
To learn more about becoming an Ambassador and other ways to get involved please click here.