Medication and talking to your GP

It can be hard to talk to your doctor for the first time about your mental health as well as knowing how you feel about different treatment options and medications. The organisations below can help you with these decisions.

External support agencies

We know that it can be difficult to talk to people when you’re having difficulties with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health.


IAPT provide psychological treatments, sometimes called talking treatments, to help people who are stressed, be that feeling depressed or anxiety


HeadMeds is a website for young people about mental health medication, launched in March 2014 and is owned and managed by the national charity YoungMinds.


The Choice and Medication website offers information about mental health conditions and the medications used in the mental health setting to help make informed decisions about treatment and medication.


Information medication and local services