Site to help educate young people on mental health and medications

  • A website has been developed to help educate young people in the UK about mental health and medication that surrounds it.

    Created by Mental Health charity Young Minds, HeadMeds has been created to give information about medications which can help people with their mental health. /images/mentalhealth.jpg

    The information gathered by HeadMeds has been compiled using Patient Information Leaflets and Summary of Product Characteristics. In order to make the site as useful as possible Young Minds held focus groups with young people to find out what they might want to know.

    On the site users will find popular medication that is used to treat young people with mental health problems, and will describe what the medication is, give experiences from people using it and explains how it works and possible side effects.

    Also on the site it will give a list of mental health conditions and a description of what each one is.

    Do you think this is a helpful tool for young people?

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

    This blog post has been written by our sister company The Media Bubble who specialise in social media for the social sector.

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