‘Choice and Medication’ for HSE Mental Health Services
‘Choice and Medication’ for HSE Mental Health Services

Welcome to ‘Choice and Medication’ for HSE Mental Health Services

This website is for you because Mental Health is everybody’s business. *

If you are a mental health service user, family member or carer, community pharmacist, GP or other healthcare professional, or anyone else who would like information about mental health, THIS IS FOR YOU!

Do you need information about a mental health condition or mental health medicine? For example;

> What is olanzapine used for?

> What are the alternatives to this medicine?

> Is this medicine addictive?

> Can I stop taking this medicine suddenly?

Use this reliable, independent website to find answers.

There are now pharmacists working in most HSE mental health hospitals and as members of HSE mental health teams.

The mental health services team members include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, dieticians and occupational therapists.

The pharmacist is a medicines expert and plays an important role in providing medicines information to staff and to service users. Please ask to speak with your local pharmacist if you would like to chat more about your medicines.

Having an up-to-date, written or printed list of your medicines can help when you might not be able to remember your medications, for example at an appointment or in and emergency. A template of the HSE My Medicines List can be downloaded from www.safermeds.ie.

Useful Links:
Mental Health Information: www.yourmentalhealth.ie
HSE Mental Health Services: www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/Mental_Health_Services/
* A Vision for Change: www.hse.ie/eng/services/Publications/Mentalhealth/VisionforChange.html

‘Choice and Medication’ for HSE Mental Health Services