What You Get

What You Get

Choice and Medication is probably the world’s biggest, best, and most comprehensive independent website for patients, carers, and healthcare professionals about mental health conditions and the choice of medication available to treat them.

We provide high-quality, up-to-date, credible patient information and resources to help service users and carers with their medicines in the most appropriate way.

Evidence-based improvement in knowledge and understanding, also suitable as an educational resource for all healthcare professionals.

The Choice and Medication website provides: (UK/ROI)

  • Answers to over 31 of the most commonly asked questions on over 170 psychotropic drugs
  • Answers to at least 14 of the most commonly asked questions about 22 mental health conditions
  • Over 2200 separate sections on mental health conditions and medications
  • Over 1500 user-friendly, printable leaflets available including,
  • 21 unique ‘Handy Charts’ to compare medicines for conditions
  • Over 160 Patient information Leaflets (PILLs), providing a summary of each medicine on two sides of A4
  • Over 85 Quick Information Leaflets (QuILLs), offering easier read versions for younger people e.g. with ADHD or early intervention
  • Over 100 Brief Information Leaflets (BILLs), offering brief information in larger print on one side of A4 (450 to 500 words)
  • Over 50 Extra Large Printing Brief Information Leaflets (BILL-XLs), with 15-point font for people with sight problems
  • Over 180 Very Easy Read Leaflets (VERAs), designed for learning disabilities and low health literacy
  • Translated BILLs for at least 36 medicines, translated into 19 languages including, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Lithuanian*, Hindi, Maori#, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh* (*UK only; #NZ only)
  • Over 100 Fact Sheets available on specific topics
  • Printable booklet on ‘How Medicines Work’
  • Perinatal Leaflet Suite, over 50 specific leaflets on individual medicines and 7 unique comparative handy charts for the perinatal period
  • A totally independent website with no adverts, no pop-ups, and no industry sponsorship
  • Meets stringent IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards)
  • Produced and maintained by specialist pharmacists
  • Impeccable credentials of site authors as national experts
  • Endorsed by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy
  • Independent service user groups monitoring website content
  • An online system for immediate feedback on User Experience and Usability