Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Service
Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Service

Welcome to Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Service

This website provides information about medications used in mental health conditions. It is updated and maintained by health care professionals, and receives no funding from drug companies. It is for patients, consumers, carers and health professionals in the Mental Health Service, Sydney Local Health District.

This initiative is supported by funding from Mental Health Service, Sydney Local Health District is committed to Closing the Gap.

The website has information leaflets, handy charts, guides and fact sheets. There is information on drugs in pregnancy as well as translated information.

Other Useful Resources and Phone Numbers:

Emergency Contacts

If in a life-threatening situation please call 000 to receive immediate help

Mental Health Line

1800 011 511 - 24-hour mental health telephone access service


13 11 14 - 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service

Other help lines

NSW Health

Mental Health Services, Sydney Local Health District

Aboriginal Health Unit Sydney Local Health District

NSW Health Mental Health Website

Aboriginal Health

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Tucker Talk Tips

NSW QuitLine

NSW Aboriginal QuitLine - 13 78 48

Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

Deadly Tips Poster

Central & Eastern Sydney PHN Aboriginal Outreach Work

Other Medication Information Resources

National Prescribing Service

1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424)

Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm (AEST)

MedicinesList Smartphone App

Clozapine Video Blog: In Our Words

Medication and Mental Illness: Advice for Consumers & Clinicians (NSW Mental Health Commission)

Consumer Medicines Information Leaflets: via the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration – the group that register medicines for use in Australia)

Mental Health Medications in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding


1800 647 848

Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm (AEST)

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia

How is Dad Going?

Support organisations with information about mental illness

Mental Health Commission of NSW

Beyond Blue

Sane Australia

Black Dog Institute


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

General Health

Health Direct

1800 022 222 - 24-hour health advice

Mental Health Association NSW

Eat For Health Australian Dietary Guidelines and healthy eating resource

Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP)

Other languages

Transcultural Mental Health Centre

Health Translations

See also individual leaflets within this website for a range of leaflets in other languages

Learning Disabilities

Birmingham University easy read medicines information leaflets and audio recordings

(note this is a United Kingdom based site)

Disclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, the information provided by these websites is developed external to the Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Service