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.

Talking about your feelings, past experiences and present struggles has huge benefits for your mental health.

For some people, it can be much easier to speak to somebody outside of friends and family about issues such as anxiety, stress and depression. On this page, you will learn about talking therapy, and the types of support you can receive from Pharmacist Support and other organisations. You can also download and print off this information to share in your place of work or study.

What is talking therapy?

The term ‘talking therapy’ covers all the psychological therapies that involve a person talking to a counsellor or therapist about their problems. It is a safe space to talk, cry, shout or just think. There are many types of talking therapies and counsellors/therapists available, some of these may be paid for services and some can be free or run by volunteers. It can be worth doing some research to find the method and therapist that best suits you.

Counselling through Pharmacist Support

At Pharmacist Support, we help pharmacists and their families, trainees, and students to access  counselling. The service is run by an independent partner with trained counsellors who understand the pressures of working in pharmacy.

Listening Friends at Pharmacist Support

Our Listening Friends peer support service provides pharmacists, trainees, and students the opportunity to talk anonymously and confidentially to a volunteer pharmacist. This may be about any stresses they may be facing in the workplace or in their studies. 

Click here for more information on our Listening Friends Service


This page was last reviewed in February 2024.

Having access to a service like Listening Friends has sometimes felt like my only outlet I have for my anxieties and fears without worrying my family more than they are already.
Listening Friends beneficiary

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national charity offering support to those affected by anxiety disorders. Call their helpline on 03444 775 774, or contact them via live chat. 

Click here to view the Anxiety UK website


Mind provides advice and support to anybody who is living with a mental health condition. The services it offers include talking therapies and peer support. Call their helpline on 0300 123 3393, or contact them via live chat.

Further information on anxiety and mental wellbeing

Further information on anxiety and mental wellbeing


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.

Further information on anxiety and mental wellbeing


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.

Further information on anxiety and mental wellbeing

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.