Straight talk for young people on mental health medication
Director of Campaigns and Media
The leading children and young people's mental health charity YoungMinds has recently launched a new website, HeadMeds, designed especially for young people by young people about mental health medication. HeadMeds provides accessible, down to earth, and trustworthy information about mental health medication at a time which is often confusing and frightening for them.
HeadMeds contains information on the most common medication and conditions, as well as a collection of real life stories by young people. Young people will sometimes have issues, concerns and questions that they feel they are unable to discuss with their GPs or other healthcare professionals, such as 'Will this medication affect my sex life' or 'Can I drink this with my medication?'. HeadMeds is a true example of an innovative way of engaging young people with mental health concerns in meaningful ways around healthcare delivery, and this makes it a great resource to recommend to young patients in your practice.
HeadMeds has been produced in partnership with the College of Mental Health Pharmacy and is endorsed by the RCGP.
Click here to visit the website and to hear young people's stories.