We have heard from people accessing mental health services and their family and loved ones, that changing medications prescribed for mental health can be a challenging time. Changing medication could involve trying a different dose, stopping a medication or starting on a new medication - or a combination of all these factors.
We asked people how mental health services can better support people and carers during this transition and discovered that a lack of information, or knowing what to ask and where to get advice was one challenge during this time.
With advice from people with a lived or caring experience, we have created a booklet which helps guide people through a change of medication. It is designed to be a workbook which people can complete themselves or with the support of a health professional to plan and manage a medication change. It includes information on what they should expect, how to plan for a medication change and where they can get more support.
We hope that this will give people going through a change of medication some reliable information and support suggestions.
Download the booklet
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If you have used the Changing Medications booklet, we would love to hear your feedback and whether the information was useful to you.
Your feedback will be used to update and improve future versions of the booklet so that it can be as useful as possible for those who read it.
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