Wardley Wellbeing Service

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. His gift has enabled the charity to research and develop a wellbeing service consisting of a range of workshops and online support tools.

Resources to help you manage your wellbeing

Wardley Wellbeing Hub

The Wardley Wellbeing Hub is a practical area of our site dedicated to you and your wellbeing needs. It hosts a range of resources and pharmacy stories, with the aim of helping you to take control of your wellbeing and support your colleagues and peers to do the same. You can find a range of free resources, including:

  • Wellbeing self-study learning modules
  • Downloadable and printable resources to use with your team
  • Tips and advice from your pharmacist family across the country
  • Info about other useful tools and apps

Access free wellbeing resources

Workshops

Our wellbeing workshops are packed with information, tools and techniques to help you recognise the signs and symptoms of stress and deal with everyday pressures. They will help you find a way not only to survive but to thrive.

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to deliver our popular face-to-face workshops but now have four workshops available online:

  • Introduction to Wellbeing, which is around 1hr in length with activities
  • Stress Management and Building Resilience which is around 1hr and 45 minutes with activities
  • Time Management which is around 1hr 15 minutes with activities
  • Introduction to Assertiveness which is around 1hr 30 minutes with activities.

All content is recorded with planned activities. All that is required is a host who will oversee the delivery and organise group participation in the exercises.

The Introduction to Wellbeing workshop is a perfect way to introduce the topic of wellbeing. It covers stress, behaviour cycle and personality drivers, identifying things that negatively impact wellbeing.  The workshop explores techniques for dealing with feelings of pressure and tips to inspire a healthier lifestyle, including positive self-reflection and the five ways to wellbeing.

The Stress Management and Building Resilience workshop provides a deeper dive into wellbeing and looks at how to build resilience. As well as covering the science behind stress and anxiety and its effect, this workshop provides an insight into how our mindset can impact our wellbeing. It provides techniques for dealing with feelings of pressure including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and encourages participants to identify and build on strengths, explain the advantages of positive thinking and self-reflection, in addition to providing tips to enhance resilience and wellbeing.

The Time Management workshop provides understanding on how you currently manage your time with ideas and tips to help you manage your time more effectively.  This includes exploring techniques in planning, prioritising and delegation and touches on building confidence through assertiveness.

The Introduction to Assertiveness workshop provides an understanding of assertiveness and the benefits it can provide in the workplace. It explores different communication styles and how to recognise them. The workshop will help you to increase your confidence through assertiveness, encouraging positive relationships and learning how to set boundaries.

For further information or to book one of our online workshops as a host please email wellbeing@pharmacistsupport.org.

Wellbeing webinars

The charity has developed some wellbeing webinars. Although focused on the pre-registration training year, the content can also be applied to students and pharmacists struggling to deal with a variety of pressures.

Stress: This short webinar will help you think about stress and how to effectively manage it. Click here to view

Assertiveness and time management: A negative event can quickly lead to a series of negative thoughts and feelings, especially during stressful times. This webinar will show you how you transform a potentially negative thought process into a positive one, and provide you with advice on prioritising your workload. Click here to view.