Easy-read leaflets on mental health medicines

Just click on anything below that is underlined in red to download the leaflet. I imagine that each of these leaflets was written by suitably qualified professionals, but you should check with a qualified pharmacist that the advice is accurate and up to date.

David Gerrard, Joint Pharmacist Lead, for the STOMP programme at NHS England has confirmed that the list of medicines included here covers the most commonly prescribed medications used in treating people with learning disabilities who experience mental distress.

General leaflets about taking medicines for mental health issues

How to decide whether to take medication
Getting to know your pharmacist and here
All my medications workbook and information about my medication
Guide to taking medicines for behaviour problems
Tablets for treating dementia
Questionnaire – can I manage my own medicines?
Medication matters
Taking medication
When and how to take medicine
STOMP

Leaflets about groups of medicines

Ask your pharmacist which leaflet is relevant to you.
Atypical antipsychotics are making me feel ill
Neuropleptic medicines and their side effects
SSRI antidepressants are making me feel ill
Typical antipsychotics are making me feel ill
Tricyclic antidepressants are making me feel ill

Alphabetical list of medicines in treating mental health issues

Amisulpride
Amitriptyline
Aripiprazole
Atenolol
Carbamazapine and here – and it’s making me feel ill
Chlorpromazine or here
Citalopram
Clomipramine
Clopixol
Clozapine – and it’s making me feel ill
Diazepam
Dosulepin
Duloxetine
Escitalopram
Fluoxetine and here
Flupentixol
Fluphenazine
Fluvoxamine
Haloperidol and here
Lamotrigine is making me feel ill
Lithium or here – and it’s making me feel ill
Lofepramine and here
Lorazepram
Mirtazapine
Naxolone
Naltrexone
Olanzapine and here and here
Orphenadrine
Paroxetine or here
Procyclidine
Propranolol
Quetiapine
Risperidone or here or here
Sertraline or  here or here
Sodium Valproate (also known as Valproic acid) and here, here, here, here and here.
Sulpiride or here
Topiramate
Trazadone
Trifluoperazine or here
Valproate and it’s making me feel ill
Valproic acid – see Sodium Valproate
Venlafaxine
Zuclopentixol injections and tablets