Wardley Wellbeing

Increasing workloads, targets, patient demands, juggling finances, illness – these personal and professional pressures can all contribute to a stressful life!

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 new wellbeing service consisting of a range of workshops and online support tools.

Resources to help you manage your wellbeing

Workshops

Our free 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!

We offer four workshops which each focus on different areas and are specifically tailored to meet the needs of those in the pharmacy profession:

1. Introduction to Wellbeing (1 hr taster or full 2 hr)

2. Introduction to Assertiveness (2 hr)

3. Stress Management and Building Resilience (2 hr)

4. Time Management (90 min)

Introduction to Wellbeing is a good starting point for first-timers as it provides a good overview of wellbeing and touches on elements of the material from the other three sessions. If you have already attended (1) or you are simply interested in the other more specific topics, (2), (3) or (4) would be ideal options.

Introduction to Wellbeing covers:

  • the science of stress and anxiety and its effect on you
  • techniques for when you’re feeling under pressure, including mindfulness and time management
  • tips to inspire a more positive lifestyle
  • tools like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), positive self-reflection and the five ways to wellbeing.

Introduction to Assertiveness covers:

  • different communication styles and how to recognise them
  • encouraging positive relationships
  • how to set boundaries
  • understanding assertiveness and the benefits it can provide in the workplace.

Stress Management and Building Resilience covers:

  • the science of stress and anxiety and its effect on you
  • encouraging a positive outlook
  • recognising your strengths
  • techniques for when you’re feeling under pressure including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), positive self-reflection and the five ways to wellbeing.

Time Management covers:

  • understanding how you currently manage your time
  • ideas and tips to help you manage time more effectively
  • planning and prioritising including the urgent and important
  • when to delegate.

The sessions will also signpost attendees to further resources and can be counted towards your CPD.

We deliver wellbeing workshops free of charge across Great Britain. All you need to do is gather a minimum of 15 attendees (pharmacists, trainees or MPharm students), arrange a suitable venue and any refreshments (if required).

If you or your organisation are keen to host a workshop session for your Local Practice Forum, university staff & students, employees or pharmacy colleagues, please email our Wellbeing Officer David on david.humphrey@pharmacistsupport.org or call 0161 441 0811.

E-therapy

Our online e-therapy programme Silvercloud ended on 28th February 2017. Any users registered prior to that date will be able to continue to use the service until 31st August 2017, or until their course is completed, whichever is earlier. If you have any questions regarding Silvercloud please contact our Wellbeing Officer David on 0161 441 0811 or email: david.humphrey@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

Factsheets

We have developed a range of factsheets to help improve your wellbeing. These cover mindfulness, healthy eating, exercise, stress, wellbeing, sleep and a further reading list. Click here to view our range of factsheets.