Ketan opens up about how having dyslexia impacted his time at university and his training placement, and how one of our Listening Friends not only gave him advice on how to overcome those challenges, but inspired him to start his own business.
Read Imani's story about how we supported her mental health and quality of life through our counselling and financial assistance services.
Aamer Safdar opens up about his own work related stress and anxiety and his journey through the tough times to build himself back up.
Chi Huynh shares the struggles he's had with mental health and anxiety over the course of his career as a university lecturer, and how he's dealing with them.
Read Amy's story about how we supported her through a financially difficult time with our Student Bursary.
Read Jonathan's story about how we supported him through a financially difficult time with our Financial Assistance service.
Read how our student bursary helped pull Marco* out of a very financially distressing time.
Read Priyanka's story about how we supported her with her financial struggles during university through our student bursary scheme.
Natasha Williams is a student pharmacist studying at Liverpool John Moores University. She received our financial bursary and has kindly shared her story in hopes to help others in our pharmacy family who may be struggling.
Pharmacist Support has assisted me through a period of severe financial hardship and helped me on my journey towards returning to the register.
Julie is a pharmacist, married to Paul who has had MS for a number of years and is now confined to a wheelchair. The couple give us a glimpse into their lives and talk about the assistance they have received from Pharmacist Support along the way.
Emily graduated with a first class degree and registered as a pharmacist. A severe health relapse, however, made finding paid work extremely prohibitive. Covering basic living cost was becoming overwhelming and Emily was finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet.
We have been supporting John* and his family on his journey to recovery since 1994, who has now been clean for eight years.
Following a bad accident leaving her with multiple fractures, Maria* was informed that it would be 4 – 6 months before she could return to work. Leaving her and her family in a very difficult situation.
Sam is a trainee pharmacist. He failed his first attempt at the exam and was unable to secure an extension to his current placement, or to find other work to support himself, his wife and child through the summer months.
Following a year out of work due to illness, Lucy's husband Paul was finally diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. At this point, Paul began intensive chemotherapy treatment and Lucy quit her job to become a full-time carer.
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"My husband Joe and I are both pharmacists. We have three children Charlotte, Michael, and Catherine. Our daughter Charlotte has Down syndrome."Read our family's story
Anne Cawdron is a retired pharmacist who we helped with her addiction struggles when we were The Benevolent Fund. She has kindly shared her story to encourage those in our pharmacy family to reach out for help.
Bob Dunkley is a retired pharmacist who we have supported through his addiction struggles. Here, Bob graciously shares his story with us in the hope to help others who may be struggling in our pharmacy family.
My experience with Pharmacist Support has been lifesaving and life changing. I have a young family who are as grateful as I am for the help that I have been afforded by the charity throughout the course of my difficulties.
Kathryn Murray shares her struggles with depression brought on by menopause, and advice on how pharmacy managers can support anyone going through something similar.
Please help us support others in our pharmacy family
We will always be here to support our entire pharmacy family, whenever they need us. But we can't do it without you. As an independent charity, we rely on generous donations from those in the profession in order to continue our work.