INFORMED CHOICE: Talking About Psychiatric Meds (2 or 3 day course)

July 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – August 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Rd
Lambeth, London SE1 7HT
details below
John Wetherell
020 7241 8978


IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PAY ONLINE or for any other enquiry
please contact: John Wetherell 
020 7241 8978

2 day course: £25 unwaged, £150 voluntary sector/self-funding individuals, £200 statutory/commercial

3 day course: £30 unwaged, £190 voluntary sector/self-funding individuals, £250 statutory/commercial

Cancellation & Refunds: All cancellations received less than 2 weeks before the course are subject to a fee (50% 1-2 weeks notice, 100% 0-1 weeks notice). We are happy to accept subsitutions should you be unable to attend.


Trainer: Rai Waddingham

Dialogues around the use of medication within the mental health system can quickly become heated and polarised. Whilst this is understandable, it leaves little space for people to explore their own relationship with medication and any potential alternatives. Without this space, the idea of ‘informed choice’ may be forever out of reach.

You are welcome to book either a 2 day or 3 day version of this course.

2 Day Course: Informed Choice: Talking about Psychiatric Medication
11 & 18 July, 10 – 4.30pm @ Morley College

3 Day Course: Facilitating ‘Thinking about Medication’ Groups
11 & 18 July, 10 – 4.30pm @ Morley College
PLUS 1 August, 10 – 4.30pm @ Cardboard Citizens (additional day around facilitating groups)

Cardboard Citizens address (for 1 August): 77A Greenfield Rd, London E1 1EJ



Informed Choice: Talking About Psychiatric Medication (2 days)

  • Different perceptions, experiences and relationships with psychiatric medication
  • Helpful and unhelpful effects of medication
  • Emerging evidence around the efficacy of medication and its long term impact on people’s recovery
  • Ways of enhancing informed choice and supporting people to take control of their use of medication
  • Managing common side effects.
  • Avoiding or managing some of the common difficulties experienced by people reducing their dose of medication
  • Navigating difficult conversations around medication – including issues of honesty, capacity, compulsion and managing others’ concerns
  • Identifying a range of alternatives to support people

Facilitating ‘Thinking about Medication’ Groups (1 day addition to above course)

  • Facilitating helpful dialogues around medication in groups, supporting informed choice, navigating difficulties and alternatives.
  • Practical tips for setting up and facilitating peer support groups that enable people to explore their relationship with, and use of, psychiatric medication.
  • Promoting ‘Thinking About Medication’ groups with a range of stakeholders, including potential members and statutory services.
  • Managing difficult situations, helping keep groups feeling safe when attendees have a range of needs/hopes/experiences.
  • Use of real-world situations to keep discussions grounded.

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