Medicines

If you have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness you may be prescribed medication to help improve your wellbeing and to manage your condition.

 

Your care coordinator or key worker will be able to provide you with information on the medication that you have been prescribed, which includes details on possible side effects. Please ask them for a leaflet.

Visit our medications website. This dedicated website provides answers to frequently asked questions on the medications prescribed for mental illnesses and drug and alcohol problems including what to do if you miss a dose, how long a medication will take to work and what to do about possible side effects caused by your medication.

Parents and carers of children or adolescents who take medication may also find the Medicines for Children website helpful. It is written and reviewed by paediatricians, pharmacists and parents and contains leaflets and videos about how to give medicines.

Talk to our Pharmacy Team

We employ a team of qualified pharmacists who support staff with prescribing medication and are available to give advice and guidance.

They're available on 01483 443697 during office hours (9:00am-5:00pm).