Local NHS Trust hosting medication information event


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a medication information event on the 29th April to give people more insight about medication so they can make informed choices.

The ‘working together to get the best of medicines event’ takes place on Wednesday 29 April between 1.30-3.30pm at St Swithun’s Community Centre in Wakefield. It is part of a series of events aiming to give people a better insight into medicines used to treat mental health conditions to help them make better health choices.

The information event will be presented by Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Praveen Thyarappa and Principal Pharmacist Paul Hardy who will focus their talk on depression and mood disorders in adults.

During the event people will have the chance to join in discussions with doctors and pharmacists, ask questions and discuss practical tips on taking medicines as well as find out, where more information is available.

Aboobaker Bhana, who is part of the Trust’s partnerships team said: “This valuable event will give people who use our Trust’s services as well as their families the opportunity to gain a useful insight into their healthcare and an understanding about how their medication works, to help them make better informed choices about their own care.

“The event will offer a range of activities, including the chance to speak directly with healthcare professionals about this important topic and I urge people who are interested to book a place and come along.”

Anyone interested in attending should book a place by calling Christine Smith on 01924 327102 or by emailing christine.smith@swyt.nhs.uk

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, learning disability and health and wellbeing services in Wakefield. Find out more by clicking on Medicine Information Event Poster

Local NHS Trust hosting medication information event

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