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Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services is pleased to host this training event with James Lee on Wednesday 11th October 2017 - 9.30am – 12.30pm.


James is a Senior Clinical Pharmacist and Non-Medical Prescriber with the Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

James has been working for Devon Partnership Trust since 2012. He has been involved with the writing of HeadMeds website, a site aimed at providing easy to read information to young adults about mental health medications. James completed the postgraduate diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy with Aston University in 2014 and became a Non-Medical Prescriber in 2016. He has published papers on clozapine and physical health monitoring. He is regularly involved with pre-registration pharmacist training and presenting at the South West regional pre-registration programme.

Who is this training relevant for?

Counsellors, psychotherapists, practitioners, workers and volunteers from statutory and third sector organisations who support people who have received prescribed mental health medications.


You will be exploring the uses, effects and impact on the mind and body of the most pertinent mental health medications, such as anti-depressants, anti-anxiety and sleeping tablets.

Following the training you will have:

• Developed your knowledge of the most commonly used mental health medications
• Increased your awareness of how these medications effect the body and the mind
• Gained confidence about the benefits and side effects of these medications
• Explored the realities and myths surrounding these medications
• Increased your knowledge of the impact of certain medications on a therapeutic relationship
• Expanded your toolkit and resources to support people


The training event will be held at Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David’s Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG, which is located in the heart of the city, close to public parking and bus and train stations. Directions and bus routes can be found at

The event will run from 9.30am – 12.30pm, with registration and coffee from 9am onwards.

A Certificate of attendance will be provided. Specific learning needs can be accommodated.

The cost of the training, including refreshments, is £25 per person.

Please call Mandy on 01392 208756 if you would like to talk anything through.

To attend this training event, please complete the booking form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 2nd October 2017.

Attendees of previous Devon RCSAS training days have said:

“The mix of professionals in the room was very valuable in facilitating conversation and understanding the challenges across professions."

“Very informative and knowledgeable trainers. I feel more confident now.”

“Lots of information given and sensitive, thought provoking topics covered.”

“Very helpful, really got me thinking”


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