Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
We know that sometimes a website is not enough. They are a good way to obtain information about medicines but eventually you need to talk things through to come to an informed decision about your health and your medicines. It is important to be prepared for any conversations, so that you get what you need from them.
If you are going to meet with a healthcare professional, perhaps at a clinic appointment, it is best to make sure you get as much from that meeting as possible. It is a great idea to prepare for the meeting by listing the questions you want to ask and information you want to give. The following ideas might help you with this:
After your appointment, don't forget the following
Specific advice on how your local community pharmacy can help you with a wide range of services are available on the NHS website.
If you want to talk to someone with an understanding of mental health but who is not a healthcare professional then you could consider other supporting organisations such as Derbyshire Mind.