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

Wednesday 18th March, 2 – 4pm

Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ

Lots of people have told us about the issue of mental health medication side effects and the impact of side effects on their lives.

We are holding a meeting to hear your views about what needs to be done to address this issue.  

If you’d like to attend, please contact Becky at AdvoCard to book a space – 0131 554 5307, [email protected]

Spaces are limited  so please get in touch as soon as possible if you’d like to be there.

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 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 this in front of other people. 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 in another way, for instance getting your views by email.

(Please note: this meeting is for people in Edinburgh who have lived experience of mental health issues.)

 

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:

Experiences of Treatment and Support for Physical Health Issues: