It is estimated that every day about 35,000 people with learning disabilities or autism are prescribed psychotropic medicines when they do not have a diagnosed mental health condition, often to manage behaviour which is seen as challenging. This includes medicines used to treat psychosis, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. It also includes epilepsy medication when it is only used for its calming effect, rather than to treat epilepsy.
STOMP is about making sure people get the right medicine if they need it and that people get all the help they need in other ways as well. It is about encouraging people to have regular medication reviews, supporting health professionals to involve people in decisions and showing how families and social care providers can be involved. STOMP also aims to improve awareness of non-drug therapies and practical ways of supporting people whose behaviour is seen as challenging
Please come along to an excellent conference on STOMP
Date & Venue:
Have a Heart for STOMP Conference
Leechmere Training Centre
Tyne And Wear
10am – 3pm
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Our event is aimed at people with learning disabilities and or autism and will include lots of activities and opportunities for people to talk about medication, behaviour and different ways that people can get the right support. People with a learning disability and autism will facilitate the event and share their own experiences as part of the day. We would like people that attend to help us develop an action plan for individuals and organisations.
We have a limited number of places available and you can book a place directly by using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/have-a-heart-4-stomp-conference-tickets-53992655486 Please do get in touch if you would like us to book tickets for you.