Through the SafeScript initiative, patients and health professionals are becoming more aware and understanding of the risks and harms from some prescription medicines. If you are taking a high-risk medicine, your doctor or pharmacist may initiate conversations with you about your medicines to make sure they remain safe for you.
If you have concerns about your use of prescription medicines or that of a family member or friend, counselling and support is available.
SafeScript Pharmaceutical Helpline – 1800 737 233
The SafeScript Pharmaceutical Helpline is available 24 hours a day, providing free and confidential advice, support and referral for people concerned about their use of prescription medicines. The helpline is staffed by specially trained nurses and counsellors.
Reconnexion – 1300 273 266
Reconnexion is a service providing confidential support for people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression and benzodiazepine dependency. In addition to a friendly and discrete telephone support service (available between 9am and 5pm), Reconnexion has a range of resources with helpful information about anxiety, depression, benzodiazepines and insomnia.