ADHD Australia welcomes Tasmanian Government review of ADHD services

Tasmanian Government review of ADHD services

ADHD Australia welcomes the recently announced Tasmanian Government’s inquiry on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) services following a motion put forward in Tasmanian Parliament.   The inquiry will report on the availability of the assessment, treatment and support services for people with ADHD in Tasmania.  The motion was put forward by Liberal Member for Clark, Simon […]

Screen time doesn’t cause ADHD – teachers need to reframe their understanding

Screen-time and ADHD

By: Dr Karl Sebire – Advisory ADHD Australia Board Member, Director of Research & Practice at Mentone Girls’ Grammar, sessional lecturer at University of Melbourne, Faculty of Education. In exploring my PhD research ‘Learning in the Age of Distraction’ that focuses on adolescent attention spans and in my work as an educator, I regularly come […]

Getting ready for school – tips from 2 mums of ADHD kids


By: Associate Professor Melanie Porter, ADHD Australia Board Member, and Flynn Vamos Get ready! Back-to-school is upon us! We’ve all enjoyed our fleeting, 2-week break from lunchbox-packing, chauffer-driving and homework demands. But with the start of Term 2 means winter uniform (more buttons, more accessories and dreaded stockings), colder mornings (sleepier kids who don’t want […]

ADHD Australia announces new board

ADHD Australia Announcement

Wednesday 6th March 2024: ADHD Australia announces the appointment of four new board members and expands the board advisory as they advance in leading ADHD Advocacy and National reform. Professor Simon Clarke, Associate Professor Melanie Porter, Michael Guilday, and Emmet Fay have joined the Board as Non-Executive Directors. Dr Karl Sebire and Emma Harrington join […]

ADHD Australia moves forward with roadmap for implementation of ADHD Senate Inquiry


Wednesday 15th November 2023: ADHD Australia commends the report released by the Senate Inquiry into the barriers to consistent, timely and best practice assessment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and support services for people with ADHD, as it prepares to co-design the National Framework for ADHD. ADHD Australia is the nation’s leading not-for-profit ADHD […]

Meet Melissa Webster, CEO of ADHD Australia

Melissa Webster CEO ADHD Australia

Melissa Webster is a visionary leader who is spearheading ADHD Australia’s ambitious goals to drive systemic change for people with ADHD in Australia. Joining in February 2023 as Voluntary CEO, Mel brings her years of experience leading community and health care services, but more importantly, her lived experience with ADHD and as a parent of […]

I have ADHD – Here is what I wish more people understood about it

Libi Boroda, our volunteer Social Media Manager, shares her experience growing up with ADHD. This article was first published on Perspective The Blog in July 2020. Disclaimer: As obvious by the title, I have ADHD. As such, this article may jump all over the place. I will probably go off on a tangent, switch to […]

ADHD community share their personal stories with the Senate Inquiry into ADHD


Over 650 people contributed to a community submission report to the Senate Inquiry into ADHD, proudly facilitated by ADHD Australia. People with ADHD, parents, carers, teachers, researchers and medical professionals responded to the survey to call on the government to deliver urgent reforms. ADHD Australia CEO, Melissa Webster said “it was essential that we include […]

How are our schools managing with the increase in ADHD cases?

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The last few years have seen an explosion in the number of people being diagnosed with ADHD. So how are our schools coping? GUEST: Dr Patrick Concannon, developmental paediatrician and board member of ADHD Australia  Listen to the podcast here.