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Ambulance Staff - how to manage your mental wellbeing

Antidepressants

This booklet is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about antidepressants.
Source: National Mind

Antipsychotics

This booklet is for anyone who wants to know about this type of medication. It explains why these drugs may be prescribed, what their effects are (including side effects), who should avoid them, what happens when people want to withdraw from them and what the alternative treatments might be.
Source: National Mind

Arts therapies

‘Arts therapies’ refers to the use of arts – for example, music, painting, clay work, dance, voice or drama – in a therapeutic environment with a trained therapist.This factsheet describes different types of arts therapies and the role of arts therapists in mental health. It has been written for anyone who is interested in finding out more about arts therapies.
Source: National Mind

Coming off psychiatric drugs

Many people want to come off their psychiatric medication. This booklet looks at why these medicines are prescribed, the possible effects of coming off them, the best way to withdraw successfully, and how to tell the difference between withdrawal and relapse.
Source: National Mind

Criminal Justice System - statistics

This factsheet is targeted at mental health professionals, journalists and students. However, it is also our aim to present statistics in a way that makes this factsheet accessible to all those who are interested in mental health.
Source: National Mind

Crisis services

This factsheet is for anyone with experience of mental distress, their families, friends and carers. It is especially relevant for people who have experienced a mental health crisis in the past and want to know about the options available to them if a crisis should occur in the future.
Source: National Mind

Dangerousness and mental health: the facts

This factsheet explores the nature of dangerousness and the differing perceptions of dangerousness, how literature and the media influence these perceptions, and how these perceptions can impact different groups of people, particularly those with mental health problems. The factsheet also provides statistics relating to dangerousness and its links with mental health problems, propensity to violence and predictors of dangerousness.
Source: National Mind

Drug treatments: sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

This booklet is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about the drugs prescribed for sleeping problems and/or anxiety. It explains why these drugs may be prescribed, what their effects are (including side effects), who should avoid them, what happens when people want to withdraw from them, and what the alternative treatments might be.
Source: National Mind
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