Prescription Safe Plans For Parents and Carers

This 45-minute session is packed full of essential information for parents and carers and anyone supporting another person starting, changing, or tapering from antidepressants.

As a parent or carer, it’s vital you are clear on the potential side-effects of your child’s medication so you can help them make informed decisions and know how to support them should their well-being deteriorate as a consequence of their medication.

During this talk, you will learn why and how to use a Prescription Safe Plan to support you and your child from any medication that lists “suicidal thoughts’ as a side effect, in particular antidepressants.

Talk explores:

  • the global governance and NICE Guidelines that inform how and when we use antidepressants

  • how we can navigate the inherent conflict when wanting to support our child when they are using medication that can cause significant harm

  • how parents & carers (and their child) can use a prescription safe plan to ensure they know what to do should their well-being deteriorate whilst using their medication

  • what students (and their parents & carers) who are planning to go to university or are already studying there, need to know about their university’s Duty of Care and how they can use a Prescription Safe Plan to support themselves and others

  • how Prescription Safe Plans, aligned with NICE Guidelines, help keep young people safe by providing clear language and pathways so they know what to do should their mental health deteriorate, for whatever reasons, whilst using medication.

Delegates will:

  • gain a clear understanding of the increased suicide risk for patients using antidepressants.

  • explore the potential for Prescription Safe Plans to support patients taking antidepressants with clear instructions on what to do should their well-being deteriorate

  • feel confident to talk about the possibility of side-effects and how to use a Prescription Safe Plan, going beyond theory, and providing practical tools that can keep someone safe from harm.

Additional information:

  • duration: 45 minutes
  • delivery: Online and in-person
  • qualification: Certificate of Attendance
  • age requirement: 17 yrs +


  • open training- Please contribute at your own comfort level, fully funded tickets are also available

  • in-house training – fee available on request


Whilst every effort will be made to discuss these topics sensitively and ethically, the subject matter could potentially cause distress. Please consider if you currently feel ready to attend this talk. By attending the event, you agree that you understand that this is a talk (not therapy) and you feel ready to learn more.

We value and appreciate our incredibly diverse audiences who always come with a range of opinions, emotions, experiences and knowledge. To ensure that our online environment remains supportive, we work hard to provide a respectful environment, sensitive to the range of views in the room.

Here at OLLIE, we understand that sometimes you may prefer to join our session anonymously and that’s fine by us. You are more than welcome to have your camera off and audio muted throughout, freeing you up to move around, eat or simply relax whilst we guide you through the session.

If you book a ticket and then are unexpectedly unable to attend this event, even at the very last minute, please do let us know before the session, either by returning to the eventbrite link in your confirmation email or by emailing

Please be aware, we require a minimum number of delegates for each of our online sessions in order to run these effectively, if we are unable to obtain the minimum number 24 hours prior, you may be informed of the course’s postponement and will be given the option to transfer onto the next available course.

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