Pharmacist Support launches pharmacy staff wellbeing campaign

Pharmacist Support launches pharmacy staff wellbeing campaign

May 21, 2020

A new campaign to help pharmacists and pharmacy students to prioritise their wellbeing has been launched by Pharmacist Support, the profession’s independent charity.

The COVID-19 outbreak has presented an uncertain and unprecedented situation for the sector, putting pressure on all community pharmacy teams. It can be difficult for pharmacy staff to find time to prioritise their own needs so the ACTNow campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing.

The campaign encourages community pharmacy teams to:

Allow time for wellbeing
Consider needs of your colleagues
Take action

As part of the campaign, Pharmacist Support has developed a central resource hub, named the Wardley Wellbeing Hub, where you can take ACTion to manage those every day pressures and worries.

PSNC is supporting this campaign and encourages all pharmacy staff to take some time to take care of themselves if they can.

In announcing PSNC’s backing of the ACTNow campaign, PSNC Chief Executive Simon Dukes commented:

“Now more than ever, health professionals need to be able to talk about mental health and wellbeing. In the midst of a global pandemic all NHS service providers are under unprecedented pressure, and no sector more so than those working every day on the front line in community pharmacy.

PSNC is pleased to support this campaign to raise awareness of the importance of pharmacy teams looking after their own wellbeing. Pharmacists and their teams are going above and beyond to care for their patients, and we hope this campaign will also help them to think about their own health.”

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