Mental health services look after children and young people as well as adults. Sometimes medicines form part of the plan to help a child or young person. Just as with adults, there is a need for information to support informed choices by the child, young person, parent or other carer.



Information about mental health conditions and the medicines used to help, written specifically with younger people in mind, can be found on the “HeadMeds” website.


Choice and Medication

More general advice about mental health conditions and medicines, for children and younger people can be found on the “Choice and Medication” website.


Both HeadMeds and Choice and Medication are supported by pharmacists who work in, or have an interest in mental health and its treatment. The websites are not connected to any medicines manufacturer and are fully independent.
Other sections of this website will help you to find further information about choosing a medicine, side-effects or other questions you might have.