Explains why you might decide to come off psychiatric medication, how to do this safely and where you can go for support. Also includes tips for friends and family wanting to support someone who is coming off medication.
Information on benzodiazepines and Z drug sleeping pills, including addiction, withdrawal and detailed dosing schedules.
Library of information about medications, including Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) available to download.
Information and support for people who hear voices or have other unshared perceptions, including local support groups.
Publishes articles about different aspects of psychiatric medication.
Publishes information on recovery colleges, including a searchable list of providers.
111 (Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay (including Brigend) Health Boards)
0845 46 47 (all other areas of Wales)
Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in Wales. The contact number for this service differs depending on which area of Wales you are in.
A directory of apps that can help you manage and support your physical and mental health.
Information about withdrawing from antidepressants and benzodiazepines.
116 123 (freephone)
Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).
For people who are taking or withdrawing from paroxetine (Seroxat).
Online peer support for people withdrawing from antidepressants.
Information and support for people wanting to withdraw from medication.
This information was published in April 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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