The Wardley wellbeing service was developed as a result of a legacy that was left to the charity in 2012 in memory of pharmacy owner Robert Wardley. He understood the pressures those in the profession faced and wanted his legacy to be used to support pharmacists struggling with stress
We are aware that the COVID 19 virus has put extra pressure on the sector. As front-line members of the healthcare system you spend much of your lives serving others. At Pharmacist Support we’re here for you. During this difficult time, we want to help you protect your own mental health and wellbeing. It’s hard to try and think about ourselves at this time, but it is crucial.
We aim to use this page as a wellbeing hub, providing you with lots of helpful tools and information during this difficult time. All our services, with the exception of wellbeing workshops, will continue as normal and we will do all we can to support our pharmacy family through these challenging times.
We will continue to work with our many partners in the profession and are in regular contact with our colleagues at the RPS and GPhC. We have put together a useful guide on what support and information others in the profession have provided, so you have it in one place: CLICK HERE to view.
During these ever changing and difficult circumstances we will be helping you protect and manage your own health and wellbeing by sharing with you tool and tips to help you achieve the five ways to wellbeing. These are:
- 1. Take notice – be in the present, take note of things around you.
- 2. Be active – being more active, enjoying the outdoors and having a healthy, balanced diet can improve how we feel.
- 3. Connect – social relationships are key to promoting good wellbeing.
- 4. Keep learning – do something for yourself and take time to learn something new.
- 5. Give – giving makes us feel good. This could be as simple as saying thank you.
We have created some new resources outlining simple ways that these can be applied during this COVID 19 period:
Supporting your 5 Ways to Wellbeing
Learn more about how to be mindful by reading our mindfulness fact sheet.
If you feel isolated and need support send a message to email@example.com.
Check out our wellbeing reading list containing some great self-help books that can help you learn more about mental health and wellbeing. Wellbeing: Further reading list
We’re receiving messages from people asking about how they can support the charity during this challenging period. Donations are always welcome, but we also ask that you help us raise awareness of our free and confidential support by sharing our information with friends and colleagues.
If you are currently experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID19, please check out our coronavirus financial guidance & support page HERE