Moving Towards a Balanced Relationship with Psychiatric Medication
Wednesday 13 January 2016, 10.00am – 4.30pm
The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HZ
Download: Informed Choice – Glasgow 2016 Flyer
Dialogues around the use of medication within the mental health system can quickly become heated and polarised. Whilst this is understandable, it leaves little space for people to explore their own relationship with medication and any potential alternatives. Without this space, the idea of ‘informed choice’ may be forever out of reach.
This workshop provides a space to explore:
- Different perceptions, experiences and relationships with psychiatric medication
- Helpful and unhelpful effects of medication
- Emerging evidence around the efficacy of medication and its long term impact on people’s recovery
- Ways of enhancing informed choice and supporting people to take control of their use of medication
- Avoiding or managing some of the common difficulties experienced by people reducing their dose of medication
- Navigating difficult conversations around medication – including issues of honesty, capacity, compulsion and managing others’ concerns
- Identifying a range of alternatives to support people manage their mental health, whether they take medication or not
Who is this aimed at?
This workshop is open to anyone interested in this topic, including: service users, survivors, carers, mental health practitioners, support workers, prescribers and students.
This workshop is not ‘pro’ or ‘anti’ medication, but emphasises informed choice. It will not provide advice on individual situations, but will increase awareness of options.
£75: Full price (NHS, statutory & commercial organisations)
£50: Reduced price (self funding individuals & voluntary sector organisations)
£25: Concessions (service users, unwaged carers & students)
The concessions rate is intended for those who would otherwise be unable to attend the course. This might include current users of a service who are paying for them to attend, people who use mental health services and are paying for their own place. It is up to the individual to choose the rate they feel most reflects their circumstances and ability to pay.
This fee includes: certificate of attendance; access to online resource pack; tea/coffee/biscuits during morning and afternoon break.
Please note: To keep costs low lunch in not provided.
If you need to cancel your ticket I am happy to offer a refund (minus a £10 administration fee) if I receive this in writing at least 2 weeks before the course date.
I cannot issue refunds for places cancelled less than 2 weeks before the course. However, I am happy to accept substitutions. If you would like a friend or colleague to use your place, please e-mail me so that I can update my register.