Mental health helpline launches for musicians, managers, labels and tour crew

Posted on 5th December 2017 by Lisa Yates

A new mental health support line has launched for people working in the music industry.

The phone line, which has been created by Help Musicians UK, will offer advice for not only musicians but those working in areas like management, tour crews and record labels.

The service is part of their Music Minds Matter campaign, which launched after the death of Chester Bennington.

The Linkin Park singer took his own life in July.

The 24-hour helpline is being launched after the charity’s health and welfare team saw a 22% rise in requests for help from musicians.

It identified a “mental health crisis” in the industry and pledged to set up the support line in a report, Can Music Make You Sick?, published earlier this year.

To read the entire article please follow the link below:

We’re failing our young people on mental health provision…

Posted on 7th August 2017 by Lisa Yates

Mike Stein writes of the wider problems facing mental health services for young people, Phil Scraton writes that this crisis has been in full view for 20 years, Sue Bailey implores the government to set up an implementation taskforce, while John Gunn questions how a mother who killed her child could be condemned by the presiding judge as ‘self-absorbed’!

Read the full article in today’s edition of: The Guardian – Online

Could this be attributed to the lack of helpful information regarding all mental health conditions and the medications used to treat them? If so then why not seek all the advise and information you need on your condition or prescribed drugs here: Choice and Medication – Personal Subscription And it will only cost you the price of a coffee £4.95 per year!

BBC NEWS – Medicine Information Leaflets Deemed ‘to scary!’

Posted on 21st June 2017 by Lisa Yates

A report published on BBC News yesterday (20th June 2017) stated that patients are made unduly anxious by the long, off putting, scientific jargon used on the manufacturers PILs (Patient Information Leaflets). A full copy of the report can be viewed online at: BBC NEWS REPORT

As a company Mistura Enterprise Ltd has lead the way in establishing this fact since 1992 which is basically why Choice and Medication© was created to inform patients about the medication choices available as well as advise on the benefits of medication using a balanced outlook.  All the information we write for PILs in clearly communicated in lay-mans terms so as not to confuse the patient or scare them in to not adhering to their prescriptions.

We don’t just cover the medications used to treat mental health issues however we also cover every drug within the BNF in an easy to read format in less than 250 words. The fantastic new medical information system MaPPs2® brought to you from our sister company Mistura Informatics Limited© is only available on subscription but can be used by any healthcare organisation, GP surgery, community pharmacy or distric nurse. For further information on the MaPPs2® system please contact Lisa direct via:

Should you require any further information on the methods we use to write our PILs please contact the Choice and Medication© team direct via:

UKCPA Conference 24th and 25th November 2017 in Leeds

Posted on 14th June 2017 by Lisa Yates

Does your role within pharmacy undertake tasks which highlight issues including; idendify and prioritise medication safety issues, effectively measure medication safety, manage risks with medication in e-prescribing, advise on informed consent, clinical prioritisation, delivering an effective multidisciplinary team, how to be a safe and effective prescriber, creative thinking to improve patient care or how to improve discharge medication prescriptions and ehance the patient information provided on discharge?

If so then why not consider attending the UKCPA Conference 2017 to be held on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th November at The Queens Hotel in Leeds, where sessions will be held throughout the weekend to address the issues identified above…

Why not check out the conference program which can be viewed via the following link and register your interest: UKCPA Conference 2017

The Mistura management team will be attending with an exhibition stand promoting the fantastic new electronic medical information system MaPPs2©.

Pop along on the day for a live demonstration of the system to experience the additional functionality we’ve recently developed and implemented.

Altenatively feel free to contact me direct and discus the product purchase details and pricing options available:

Or if you prefer we can book an appointment slot for one of the team to attend your facility and present to your team with a live demonstration of MaPPs2©.

Mental Health Awareness Week – 8th to 14th May 2017

Posted on 8th May 2017 by Lisa Yates

Did you know it was Mental Health Awareness week from the 8th May 2017 to the 14th May 2017?

Check out how you can become involved via the following link:

Choice and Medication are doing their bit to advise and inform the nation on all their mental health conditions, the enormous list of medications used to treat those conditions and also offer advice on other forms of treatment which may be both useful and helpful to mental health sufferers.

Do you, a family member or someone you care for suffer from mental health issues?

Does your condition really worry you?

Are you perplexed by the sheer lack of advice and information available?

Are you confused by all the different medication names?

Are you overwhelmed by information available on the internet about your medication?

Then we have the perfect answer to all your worries with the fantastic new app available:

All your mental health worries and questions are addressed as it has every mental health related resource available 24/7 at your fingertips.

Subscribe now for only £4.95 per year: Choice and Medication – Personal Subscription

That’s less than the price of a cup of coffee and will help you to understand both your condition and treatment!

New Resource Added – Very Easy Read Leaflets (VERAs)

Posted on 26th April 2017 by Lisa Yates

I’m glad to report that all Choice and Medication Website subscribers in UK and RoI now have access to 160 VERAs (Very Easy-ReAd leaflets) to use as a resource aid in discussions with people who have learning disabilities and other groups with similar problems.

The VERAs cover all the main medicines in mental health (including a wide range of anticonvulsants too) and have been designed in collaboration with Danielle Adams from Herts Parts (see the CPPE LD book page ix). They meet the legally required Accessible Information Standards, and about time too because the alternatives have been somewhat flawed and out-of-date.

Any comments, feedback and suggestions you may have would be most welcome! Please contact Lisa via:

PS: NZ and Australian VERAs are also in preparation so will follow shortly!