As a committee we have the responsibility to ensure that the legalities of the group are adhered to.
We only offer activities with qualified instructors and we can only work within the perimeters of our knowledge.
To ensure we maintain quality standards, the committee are accountable to the following services and bodies.
Being accountable for the groups actions means there are some things we can and cannot do.
Please do not bring any prescribed medication or bought medication/ supplements to meetings to give to other members. Individuals must seek advice from their doctor or pharmacist directly as medication that is not prescribed may interfere with existing medications and conditions.
We are not able to recommend any medication or supplements either prescribed or over the counter.
Because above all else, we are not qualified, and we do not have the knowledge.
You must only seek advice from your GP. Dietitians are only able to recommend Vit D and Probiotics.
We are not the same
We have the knowledge of our own illness, but we are not the same as everyone else!
You are Unique
…has different deficiencies
…could have a secondary illness
…could take meds that interfere with a secondary illness
…could take meds that interfere with secondary illness meds
Every drug/ supplement that you take must be granted by your GP/ Specialist. Drugs work differently for everyone. They can be influenced by all sorts of personal factors such as; age, weight, genes, general health, liver and kidney function, and whether or not you are able to take the drug as recommended. mind.org.uk
When your GP is looking at your case, it is for you! And you only!
There can be no comparison and no competition furthermore; Medication dosages are unique to you too.
You can say
What’s the point in being in a support group if we can’t talk about meds? Well the good news is that we are not stopping you from talking about medication and supplements full stop. And if you have read the social media policy, it does state that you can talk about what has or hasn’t worked for you. You must be mindful that everyone is unique.