Understanding your worries

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

Do you find yourself often worrying and feel you need support? This could be pharmacy worry or worry in your personal life. On this page, we look at what worry is and explore how you can challenge your worries with a thought-provoking flowchart.

What is worry?

Worrying is feeling uneasy or being overly concerned about a specific situation or problem. It is often temporary and is different to anxiety. As a result, depending on what you’re worrying about, having these thoughts can have a range of effects on our lives. These effects can be positive, like helping us to problem solve and motivate us. They can also have a negative effect on our mental health, especially if we are constantly worrying, having unhelpful thoughts, or catastrophising.

How to manage your worries

Understanding your worries can help you to manage any unwanted or unhelpful thoughts and maintain a sense of control over your situation.

You can use the flowchart below to examine your worries and find a path for dealing with them. Print it off, write down your worry, and follow the chart to try and find a solution. If you’re a university tutor, trainee supervisor or pharmacy manager, you may also want to print it off and use it with your students/trainees/pharmacy team!

Download and print off the Understanding Your Worries flowchart

Cognitive behaviour therapy

Have you ever wondered how your thoughts impact your feelings and behaviour? In this wellbeing video below, we will look at how cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can help break the cycle of negative thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Join our Wellbeing Manager, Melissa, for a dive into Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques.

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

What to do if your worries are becoming unmanageable

Worrying is a normal part of life. However, if your worries are uncontrollable or stopping you from generally feeling happy, it could be a sign that you’re suffering from anxiety. Our vision is that no one in our pharmacy family will face challenging times alone. Therefore, we offer a lot of support for anxiety, including:

This page was last reviewed in February 2024. 

Are you looking for free wellbeing training and support?

Our free 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 a range of free online wellbeing workshops such as Introduction to wellbeing and Live the Life you want to Lead.

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Further mental health support

Further mental health support

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.

Further mental health support


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 mental health support

How we’ve helped others

Assistance from Pharmacist Support can come in many different ways to suit the needs of the individual. Take a look at our case studies to see how we've supported your colleagues and peers in need.