Here is a site that I will certainly be recommending. It is called “HeadMeds” and it has been launched by Young Minds (www.youngminds.org.uk), a website focusing on children and young people’s wellbeing and mental health (aged 13-25).
A survey was carried out in conjunction with the launch and it found that 49% of young people said they felt worried, 32% felt scared and 26% felt frightened when they were prescribed mental health medication. Half of those surveyed said that they wanted more information about side effects.
Headmeds is a funded by Comic Relief (www.comicrelief.com) and the Nominet Trust (www.nominettrust.org.uk) and the aim of the site is to provide information about potential side effects of medication and gives answers to questions that young people may have but not want to ask their G.P.
The website (www.headmeds.org.uk) is endorsed by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy as well as the Royal College of General Practitioners.
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