How we can help

Pharmacist Support is an entirely independent organisation and access to our services is completely confidential.

Our aspiration is to support an empowered and resilient pharmacy workforce.

We understand that events such as an illness, bereavement, or a problem at your university or workplace can have significant consequences. Our charitable support exists to help alleviate stress and pressure so you can focus on your pharmacy studies, trainee foundation placement or job. Don’t suffer alone. We encourage you to seek help as soon as possible. This could be via our free and confidential services outlined below or through your university, employer or union.

Our free and confidential support services:

Information and Enquiries

Over in the ‘I need help managing my…’ section of our website, you will find a whole host of information and resources covering a range of topics. The information is tailored to where you’re at on your pharmacy journey. Whether you’re a student, trainee, pharmacist, former pharmacist or a family member of a pharmacist, you’ll find lots of support, guidance and information. This includes what to expect from your MPharm degree and life at university, how to prepare for your assessment and how to register as a pharmacist, through to fitness to practice investigations, workplace stress and managing your money … plus much more!

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for or need more support, please get in touch with our Information and Enquiries team.

Check out our information pages

 

Financial Assistance

Our financial assistance provides grants to support mental or physical quality of life. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, we can also support you to receive specialist debt and benefits advice. If you are unsure whether an application for financial assistance is the best route, you can contact us to find out about what other support might be available.

Find out more about Financial Assistance

 

Specialist Advice

We offer advice in employment law for help with employee issues. We also offer debt and benefits advice to help with any debt you may be struggling to manage or with access to benefits you may be entitled to claim.

Find out more about Specialist Advice

 

Addiction Support

We provide addiction support to individuals experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, gambling, eating disorders or other types of dependency. This service provides access to fully qualified addiction specialists, and we can facilitate and support access to residential treatment. We also provide ongoing support through a facilitated peer support group comprising a small group of pharmacists who have used the service and have successfully maintained their recovery.

Find out more about Addiction Support

Counselling and Peer Support

Our Listening Friends service provides you the opportunity to speak over the phone to a pharmacist in confidence. They understand the pressures of the profession and provide a listening ear for any study related worries you may be facing. We also offer funded counselling sessions to those who are experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, a change in family circumstances, bereavement, and other psychological issues.

Find out more about Counselling and Peer Support

Wardley Wellbeing Service

The Wardley Wellbeing service provides evidence-based, practical information and guidance dedicated to you and your wellbeing needs. On our website you’ll find a range of free resources including videos, workshops and printable posters on topics we know affect our pharmacy family such as stress, anxiety and getting a good night’s sleep. We provide tips and tools to enhance wellbeing and develop skills such as assertiveness, resilience and time management. You’ll also find personal stories from students and pharmacists sharing their struggles, learnings and coping mechanisms.

Find out more about the Wardley Wellbeing Service

 

 

Looking back on the last 3 years of my life, it has been tough, but I have come out on the other side of an extremely grave situation with a newfound optimism and sense of self-worth.

Addiction Support beneficiary

Support for everyone in our pharmacy family

Support for everyone in our pharmacy family

Support for pharmacists

To use our services you must either be currently registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council or have been on the register in the past.

Support for everyone in our pharmacy family

Support for trainees

Trainees need to be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in order to be eligible for support.

Support for everyone in our pharmacy family

Support for students

Pharmacy students on an MPharm degree course in Great Britain are eligible for support from the charity.