New resource on medication for family carers



The Challenging Behaviour Foundation launch a new resource on psychotropic medication use for people with learning disabilities, autism or both. The resource is for family carers and has been developed by the CBF as part of the STOMP programme, led by NHS England.

Psychotropic medication is a term for several types of drugs usually given to help with mental health needs.

STOMP stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines. It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of these medicines.  STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life.


The new resource covers topics such as:

* What you need to find out before your relative starts taking medication

* What the alternatives are to medication

* How medication should be monitored

* What to do if you have concerns about your relative’s medication.


Families can choose to use a printed Medication Information Pack or an online Medication Pathway interactive resource.

To order a copy of the Medication Information Pack, please contact the CBF

Go to the Medication Pathway site

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