Charity launches new wellbeing course for pharmacy managers and leaders

Pharmacist Support is excited to announce the launch of its transformative new course, 'Embracing a Workplace Wellbeing Culture,' specially designed for pharmacy managers and leaders.

This pioneering course aims to empower professionals in the pharmacy sector with the knowledge and tools to foster a positive and supportive workplace culture.

The ‘Embracing a Workplace Wellbeing Culture’ course directly addresses the unique challenges faced by pharmacy managers and leaders in cultivating a healthy environment for their teams. Drawing on extensive research and industry insights, the course offers practical strategies that can be implemented immediately, contributing to improved team wellbeing and performance.

​Danielle Hunt, Chief Executive, and Melissa Cochrane, Wellbeing Development Manager at Pharmacist Support, expressed their enthusiasm for the course. Hunt stated, “The evidence from our joint annual Workforce Wellbeing surveys with the RPS show that the pressures on the pharmacy workforce continue to negatively impact on mental health and wellbeing. We have seen consistently very high levels of burnout with around 50% of respondents citing a lack of work-life balance, lack of protected learning time and lack of colleague or senior support as factors which have negatively impacted their mental health and wellbeing.

She added “Research by Mind has found that 56% of employers would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing, but they don’t feel they have the right training or guidance.​

In today's dynamic pharmacy landscape, effective leadership is not just about managing operations; it's also about nurturing the wellbeing of your team.
Melissa Cochrane, Wellbeing Development Manager at Pharmacist Support

“A supportive line manager can make a huge difference in terms of wellbeing in the workplace.​ However, the reality is that many managers are promoted because of their job-based skills but have not been trained in mental health and wellbeing, and may not have the interpersonal skills to manage these issues sensitively.”

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, positive relationships with line managers are associated with higher levels of job satisfaction, commitment, and loyalty, which, in turn, are linked with higher levels of performance.

“Embracing a Workplace Wellbeing Culture’ is our commitment to providing organisations, pharmacy managers and leaders with the tools they need to create environments where their teams can thrive”, said Cochrane. “This comprehensive six-module course has been carefully crafted to address industry-specific challenges and provide research based actionable solutions. By enrolling in this course, you’ll gain the expertise needed to create a workplace where your team can thrive, be more engaged, and ultimately deliver better care to your patients.”

The ‘Embracing a Workplace Wellbeing Culture’ course will be open to registrants from Monday 15th January. Pharmacist Support is pleased to extend a special introductory offer, allowing participants to enrol at the discounted rate of £180. The charity encourages any interested individuals to secure their spot and take advantage of this limited-time pricing by registering before February 29th, 2024.

Find out more about the course and register here