ORIGINAL POST: 11/5/20
Find out what wellbeing support is available and specific to you and your work as pharmacists and pharmacy staff up and down the country.
Special Thanks to Eleri Schiavone – Pharmacist at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB), for her help in reviewing this post prior to publication.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
The professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy have joined in on the coronavirus effort and have created the following resources to support you…
RPS Coronavirus Wellbeing page
Head here to find ways in which the RPS can help you, including a list of useful resources.
A phone line to call your RPS advisors, one-to-one.
Live Fortnightly Facebook chat
Every fortnight, on a Wednesday at 1pm, join your colleagues LIVE on Facebook with the RPS for practical tips and advice on supporting mental health and wellbeing.
- Robbie Turner, RPS Director of Pharmacy & Member Experience
- Danielle Hunt from Pharmacist Support and
- Harpreet Chana of Mental Wealth Academy
See below for the first one, aired April 22nd.
Pharmacist Support is an independent charity, offering support to pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students.
A new enquiry line has been added to support you, they can be reached on the freephone numbers below Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Pharmacist Support have launched a new campaign, ACTNow to promote and champion the wellbeing of pharmacists and pharmacy students.
The new and updated resource looks great and includes access to the Wardley Wellbeing Hub – a practical wellbeing site with a range of information and resources those working and studying in the pharmacy profession may need to look after their own and their team’s mental health and wellbeing….
- Self-study wellbeing modules
- Guidance on managing your mental health
- Downloadable and printable resources to use with your team
- Tips and advice from your pharmacist family across the country
- News and updates across the pharmacy sector
- Info about other useful tools and apps
Signing up to the newsletter will make sure you’re up-to-date with all of it.
The Mental Wealth Academy
Founded by Harpreet Chana – a pharmacist and certified professional coach specialising in mental wealth, the Mental Wealth Academy has joined forces with both the RPS and Pharmacist Support to bring you a few of resources already mentioned above.
Pharmacy Wellbeing and Support Hub on Facebook
This private group is “a space for pharmacists and pharmacy staff to access help, guidance and support in managing their wellbeing”.
We do hope you have found something positive and useful here, let us know in the comment section below.
Are there other resources you wish to share with your colleagues? Again, let us know below or get in touch via social media.
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