About Us

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.

Our Team


Henry Shelford BSc (Hons) MSc MBA FRGS

Henry Shelford BSc (Hons) MSc MBA FRGS

Chairperson and Co-Founder

Henry was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. He founded ADHD UK after seeing the need for more support 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.

Dr Max Davie MA MD

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.

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Trustee and Sponsor

Jane’s world was irrevocably altered when her adult ADHD son Ben took his own life in December 2020. She had retired after a successful career and company creation in IT with the intention of relaxing through painting, cycling, learning Greek, and spending a lot of time in beautiful friendly Crete. She now seeks to raise awareness and improve treatment for ADHD by NHS, at school and at work.


“1 in 20 people in the UK have ADHD, and it has massive impact on their lives – yet under half are even diagnosed. ADHD is a neurodiversity, like autism and late diagnosis is very damaging.   It is misunderstood and massively underfunded – we need to change that.”


Jane became a trustee and sponsor of ADHD UK in 2021 and also sponsored Stroud Neurodiversity Project providing support for families with ADHD children and teenagers in Gloucestershire. She has a degree in Psychology.


You can read more about Jane Roberts and her son Ben in this metro article.


Neal Mankey

Neal Mankey

ADHD UK Amassador

Neal was diagnosed with ADHD of the combined type in 2020. He reached out to Henry at ADHD UK as he is passionate about raising awareness in the corporate world on the effect ADHD has in the workplace. He is determined to help both employers and employees  gain knowledge and understanding on ADHD, how this effects the individual and how they can make the relevant adjustments to accommodate and ensure better business outcomes. He truly believes that by gaining knowledge, understanding and making small adjustments to the working environment can make a MASSIVE difference to how the individual feels and therefore performs.

Neal works for a FTSE 250 company and has built up a solid network of C-Suite professionals and business leaders and is using this network to help raise awareness for the charity and ADHD.

Want to help? Become an Ambassador for ADHD UK

Want to help? Become an Ambassador for ADHD UK

Ambassador’s use their sphere of influence to raise awareness of ADHD and support fundraising for ADHD UK’s work.

If you are in a position of significant leadership or influence within your organisation and/or have a national profile then we’d love to talk to you about becoming an Ambassador.

If you’re potentially in a position to be an ambassador and would like to learn more then we’d love to speak to you. Please arrange a video call, at a time that suits you, with our Chairperson Henry Shelford using this scheduling link.

Ambassadors can also come through the volunteer route. We aim to recognise volunteers who’ve worked with us and created significant change. To learn more about volunteering click here.

The Office

George Christian Yorobe

George Christian Yorobe

ADHD UK Fundraising Manager

George has seven years fundraising experience in both the Philippines and the USA. He has an MSc in Developmental Finance from the University of Reading, an M.I.D.A (Master of International Development Administration) from Western Michigan University, and a BSc in Economics from the University of the Philippines. He joined the ADHD UK team in 2022 as our fundraising manager and is looking forward to help the charity grow.

If you would like to have a chat with George about fundraising for ADHD UK, you can book a time that suits you using this scheduling link. 

To learn more about fundraising for ADHD UK click here. 

Nothing is possible without fundraising or donations

Our income is solely from private individuals such as you. We receive no government funding or grants. Please consider fundraising or donating to support our work. Thank you!