Carers and Supporters, Advocacy

14 February, 2023

Medication and Mental Health Recovery

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St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS) hosted a free webinar on medication and mental health recovery.

The webinar was aimed at family members and carers of people going through mental health difficulties.

Ciara Ni Dhubhlaing, our Chief Pharmacist here in SPMHS, gave an overview of what to expect from commonly-used mental health medications.

Topics covered in the webinar includes:

  • how to make a decision about starting medication
  • how effective different treatments are
  • how long it takes for an effect to be seen
  • common side effects and how to manage them
  • adherence issues
  • planning a change of or safely stopping medications.

This webinar formed part of our family information series, which offers clear, practical information on a wide range of mental health topics for carers and supporters of people experiencing mental health difficulties.

You can watch the webinar and find more information below.

More from our family series

From supporting someone living with addiction to navigating a diagnosis of dementia, our family series offers information and support for families affected by a wide range of mental health challenges.

See the full series here 

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