Side Effects Conversation – Tuesday 12th November

Side Effects Conversations Event – Let’s Get Side Effects on the  Agenda! 

What do you think needs to be done to address the issue of mental health medication side effects?
– What should GPs and psychiatrists be doing differently?
– What information do you need about medication?
– What support do you need?
– What else should be happening? What else needs to change?

Join us for our first Side Effects Conversations meeting to talk about side effects and let us know what you think. You don’t have to speak if you don’t want to, we will have post-it notes you can write your thoughts on.
Please note: this meeting is for people in Edinburgh who have lived experience of mental health issues.
Tuesday 12th November, 1 – 3.30pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall,  36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh,  EH6 8RG

Lunch (soup and rolls) will be included from 1 – 1.30pm.  If you’d like to attend, please contact Becky at AdvoCard to book a space – 0131 554 5307, becky@advocard.org.uk
If you are not able to make the meeting, we are hoping to hold more Side Effects Conversations meetings in the future – please get in touch as above to let us know if you would be interested in coming to another meeting.

We’re aware that some people find it difficult to get to meetings or may not feel comfortable talking about issues like these at a meeting. We want to include as many people in the conversation as possible. If you would like to take part but a meeting is not for you, please contact Becky as above and we’ll see what we can do to include you in the conversation another way, for instance getting your views by email.

Background
Towards the end of 2018, Edinburgh Community Voices carried out some peer research to hear from people about their
experiences of side effects of mental health medication and treatment and support for physical health issues.  We carried out this peer research to hear from people about
their experiences, to get these down on paper, to identify any common issues, and to hear from them about what they think needs to be done to address the issues raised.

We published the reports from the peer research in the summer.You can read the reports, and find out more, here:
Experiences of Side Effects of Mental Health Medication: http://www.advocard.org.uk/2019/06/experiences-of-side-effects-of-mental-health-medication-peer-research-report/

Experiences of Treatment and Support for Physical Health
Issues:  http://www.advocard.org.uk/2019/07/experiences-of-treatmentand-support-for-physical-health-issues-peer-research-report/