Mental health and wellbeing

Our mission is to champion the wellbeing of our pharmacy family. On these pages you will find guidance and advice on how you can stay mentally healthy and boost your wellbeing.

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

Hear from other pharmacists about their own journeys with overcoming mental health challenges, managing wellbeing, and the importance of raising awareness within the profession.

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

Mental health is just as important as physical health. I now make sure I put in boundaries to care for myself.

Amandeep Doll shares her experience of high-functioning anxiety and depression and shares her tips on how to manage the condition.

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

Behind the brave face I was hiding anxiety, as well as that deep feeling of imposter syndrome.

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.

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

Speaking up should not be a shameful action that can cost your career and affect your mental health.

Elsy Gomez Campos reflects on her struggles with mental health caused by a challenging and unsupportive work environment, and how she overcame them.

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

Ultimately, it’s about acceptance. Mental health issues can affect all of us.

Helena Young shares her story of experiencing high anxiety and burnout and touches on the tools and techniques that helped her get through it.

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

I had lost my confidence and self-belief. I was completely broken. 

Aamer Safdar opens up about his own work related stress and anxiety and his journey through the tough times to build himself back up.

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

I had no idea of the major impact menopause could have on mental health and wellbeing.

Kathryn Murray shares her struggles with depression brought on by menopause, and advice on how pharmacy managers can support anyone going through something similar.

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

Now that I’ve started going back to work, I really appreciate the human interaction and simply catching up with my colleagues.

Hey! I’m Nahim Khan and I’ve been a pharmacist for nearly 11 years. I work as a portfolio pharmacist in academia, GP practice and community pharmacy. Like a lot of other professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic caused lots of changes to my routine. I started working from home for part of the week and for me,…

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

What can you give today that will benefit someone else tomorrow?

Hear from Sureena Clement, a fellow pharmacist, about how the act of giving supports her own mental health and wellbeing…

Breaking the silence about mental health and wellbeing

The satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped a fellow pharmacist to cope with a difficult period in their life is second to none.

On this page, one of our Listening Friends details how the act of volunteering benefits their mental health and wellbeing.

Pharmacist Support is here to help you on your journey to positive mental health and wellbeing.

These pages provide guidance and advice on staying mentally healthy and reducing stress. They cover a wide range of areas and can be beneficial for both your own personal use and for your pharmacy team. Take a look at the topics below, or use the search function if you know what you’re looking for, and begin your journey to sustained good mental health and wellbeing.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Anxiety

Most people experience feelings of anxiety at some points in their life and is not uncommon. This page provides information about anxiety and where you can find support.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Being positive

This page covers why we should think in a more positive way. Including a short self-study module on how to turn negative thoughts into positive ones to help you become more optimistic when overcoming challenging situations.  …

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Eating disorders

On this page we explore some common and less common eating disorders, who is affected, and where to seek help and support.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Exploring the five ways to wellbeing

On this page you can find the definition of the five ways to wellbeing. As well as a self-study module with ideas on how you can implement them into your life to help manage your own mental wellbeing.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Help with alcoholism

Explore what alcoholism and alcohol dependency are, as well as how and where you can seek help and support.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Help with drug abuse

Explore what drug abuse is, as well as how and where to seek help and support.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Help with gambling

On this page we explore how to identify a problem with gambling and where to go for help and support.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Help with stress

This page explores how we can understand stress and recognise our own personal warning signs, and ways we can deal with stress to help lead happier and more fulfilling lives.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Improve your wellbeing through giving

On this page, we take a dive into the benefits of volunteering and the different ways to be more altruistic in our lives.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Managing stress

This page provides information on why we need to manage stress. It includes a self-study module with ways to help you manage stress and tasks to implement right away to help you get started.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Mindfulness

Whilst it cannot eliminate life's pressures, mindfulness can be a good way of helping people to deal with them in a calmer manner that is beneficial to overall wellbeing.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Talking Therapy

Some people may feel more comfortable talking to people outside of their friends and family about issues such as anxiety. This page covers the support you can receive from Pharmacist Support as well as outside organisations to reach out to.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Understanding your worries

Take a look at some ways you can start to understand and better manage your worries through our interactive flowchart.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Wellbeing

Wellbeing can be affected by all manner of different things, for example: diet and lifestyle, workplace pressures and personal relationships.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

What is stress?

On this page you will find out about what stress is. You also have the opportunity to go through a short self-study module to learn about stress, what causes it, and how to identify if you are feeling overly stressed.

Mental health and wellbeing pages

Additional mental health and wellbeing support

This page provides an introduction to how and where you can get mental health and wellbeing help. This includes through Pharmacists Support, the NHS, and other charities and organisations.

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Our mental health services

Our mental health services

Listening Friends service

Listening Friends is our peer support service. This peer support service offers you the choice of speaking in confidence and anonymously to one of our trained volunteer pharmacists.

Our mental health services

Counselling

We provide direct psychological support for those who are experiencing mental health issues. You can access up to twelve free counselling sessions via phone, Zoom or for those within travelling distance to Altrincham, face to face.

Our mental health services

Wardley Wellbeing Service

The Wardley Wellbeing Service is here to support you and your team to prioritise your mental, physical and emotional health. Through the service, you can access a range of individual and group training.