These are interactive question-and-answer sessions in which we look at medical and physiological causes, treatments available and self-help resources, and “What you always wanted to know about your medication”. We include areas such as how medication works, what helps 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.

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 about discussing medication with healthcare professionals

Course structure

Two-hour sessions focusing on each of the following mental health areas:

  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis

Aimed at

Anyone who has recently been diagnosed with any of the above. Supporters and carers are also welcome to apply.