Wardley Wellbeing Service

Our wellbeing support is here to help you and your team to prioritise your mental, physical and emotional health.

Our wellbeing service offers a range of support including resources, workshops and training.

The wellbeing service was first developed as a result of a legacy that was left to the charity in 2012 in memory of pharmacy owner Robert Wardley. Robert understood the pressures those in the profession face and wanted his legacy to be used to support pharmacists struggling with stress. His gift has enabled the charity to initially develop a range of workshops. We have since developed a vast range of online support tools to help you and your team manage your wellbeing. You can find lots of resources, guidance and support for mental health and wellbeing on our website, including downloadable and printable resources to use with your team and tips and advice. In addition we provide training and workshops.

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It has improved my awareness of how my wellbeing was affected and steps I can take to prioritise and manage that. It felt reassuring to have this feeling of being burnt out validated so I could move on.
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NEW Embracing a Workplace Wellbeing Culture Course

Informed by the results of our annual workforce wellbeing survey, we are proud to introduce our latest offering – the ‘Embracing a Workplace Wellbeing Culture’ course designed for current and aspiring pharmacy managers and leaders. This comprehensive six-module program has been carefully crafted to empower you with the knowledge and research-based tools needed to enhance the wellbeing of pharmacists and your pharmacy team in the workplace.

Our course isn’t just about theory; it’s about immediate, practical implementation. We offer you the opportunity to cultivate essential communication and team-building skills that have been customised for the pharmacy setting. With real-world pharmacy-based examples, our course is tailored to your unique needs. We are excited to offer an introductory rate to those who sign up between now and the end of February.

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Wellbeing Workshops

Our wellbeing workshops have been developed with pharmacy in mind. They’re packed with information, tools and techniques to help you recognise the signs and symptoms of stress and deal with everyday pressures, and they can can be used toward revalidation. They will help you find a way not only to survive but to thrive. 

The current workshops we offer are: 

Introduction to Wellbeing 

This workshop is a perfect way to introduce the topic of wellbeing. It covers stress, behaviour cycles and identifying what can 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. 

Stress Management and Building Resilience 

This 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 effects, 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 and explain the advantages of positive thinking and self-reflection, in addition to providing tips to enhance resilience and wellbeing. 

Time Management 

This workshop provides an understanding of 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. 

Introduction to Assertiveness 

This 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 building assertiveness, encouraging positive relationships and learning how to set boundaries. 

Live the Life you Want to Lead 

This workshop was created for those of us who feel we’d like to make a change in our lives, but aren’t sure where to begin. The workshop starts with an exploration of values and how these can inform our goals, then looks at goal-setting and habit formation. We look at habits of mind and how we can move through self-defeating thoughts, as well as how gratitude can help.   

The Science Behind Wellbeing 

This workshop covers what happens in the body and mind when stressed, looks at practices that can help, and explores the science behind these practices. We look at self-care and wellbeing, relaxation and meditation, sleep, relationships, and more, with a healthy dose of neuroscience thrown in.

Get Mentally Prepared 

We understand that preparing for exams and the assessment can be a stressful time. This workshop looks at strategies trainees and students can implement early to help them to look after their wellbeing during this time. We look at relaxation and meditation, the science behind visualization and how to use it, how our thoughts can impact how we feel, the importance of sleep, and other areas related to preparation for exams and the assessment.

Workshops accessed via the free Wellbeing Learning Platform can be used as part of your revalidation process.  

Our wellbeing support is here to help you and your team to prioritise your mental, physical and emotional health.

How to access our workshops

There are two ways you can access our wellbeing focused workshops outlined below: 

Wellbeing Learning Platform (for individuals)  

Online wellbeing workshops (for pharmacy teams and student groups) 

Wellbeing Learning Platform

The Wellbeing Learning Platform is for individual wellbeing learning and training and is available to pharmacists, trainees and students. By signing up to the platform, you can access and follow a range of free online wellbeing workshops at a time that suits you.  

When you take a workshop on our Wellbeing Learning Platform you will experience the same content as one of our group workshops, but you can access the workshop at a time and in a place that is convenient to you. You can complete the workshop at your own pace, with the ability to pause and restart the workshop as you need. 

Upon completion of each workshop, you will receive a completion certificate. Our workshops can be used as part of your revalidation process.  

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Online Wellbeing Workshops

Our Wellbeing Workshops are for teams of pharmacists, trainees and pharmacy students. You can run these workshops within your organisation; all that is required is a host who will oversee the delivery and organise group participation in the exercises.

We will provide a pre-recorded online workshop and detailed facilitator notes to assist you with facilitating the planned activities.

It is important to us that our workshops are accessible to everyone, whilst at the same time we must be mindful of our costs. As an independent charity we rely on donations from individuals and income from organisations in order to fund our work and ensure we are able to continue to provide our free and confidential services. For this reason, the fee for each pre-recorded online workshop is £150, which goes towards the costs of developing and hosting this content.

Upon completion of each workshop, all participants will have the option to receive a completion certificate. Our workshops can be used as part of the revalidation process.

Details of each workshop can be found below: 

Introduction to Wellbeing 

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes (including activities) 

Stress Management and Building Resilience 

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes (including activities) 

Time Management 

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes (including activities) 

Introduction to Assertiveness 

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes (including activities) 

Live the Life you Want to Lead 

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes (including activities) 

The Science Behind Wellbeing 

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes (including activities) 

Get Mentally Prepared

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes (including activities) 

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

 

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I found this workshop really interesting and helpful. The suggestion of diarising our stressful situations is a great idea for reflection too.
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