An interactive question-and-answer session with a mental health pharmacist, focusing on what you want to know about medications (anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, and mood stabilisers will be discussed). We include areas such as: how medications work; what helps mental health care professionals decide on what to prescribe; side-effects and management of side-effects; and how medicines can interact with other medications and illnesses. The peer trainer will also offer a perspective on longer term medication use, importance of regular health checks, and getting the most from outpatient appointments.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Develop an understanding of how medication works and the different treatments available
  • Develop an understanding of how medication affects them personally and how to manage any side-effects they may experience
  • Feel more confident in discussing medication with health care professionals

Course structure

One 2-hour workshop

Aimed at

Anyone who is currently prescribed anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, or mood stabilisers. Carers and supporters are also welcome to apply.