Medication Pathway

Section G Getting it right

Key points

  • Understand your relative’s behaviour and mental health needs, and encourage others to do so.
  • There are many different things that can be done to improve someone’s life and reduce challenging behaviour – as well as, or instead of, prescribing psychotropic medication.
  • When families and professionals work in partnership they can achieve the best support for the person.
  • Person-centred support focuses on the person’s individual needs and matches their environment, the people around them and what they do every day to what works best for them.
  • Positive Behaviour Support aims to understand the person’s behaviour and uses a range of proactive strategies to prevent challenging behaviour.
  • There are many types of plans that can be used at different times, for different purposes to explain how the person should be supported.