It’s been a busy final quarter for our profession as many of us headed out to various pharmacy sector events across the country. For us at Pharmacist Support, these events have provided great opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations with both new and familiar faces, including service users, volunteers, partners and dedicated charity supporters,
We kicked off event season in September at the Pharmacy Show in Birmingham, then headed to the inaugural CPC North in Manchester. At both events, we highlighted the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing practices in the workplace through our session Building Resilience and a Growth Mindset in your pharmacy team and a joint session with CPPE and APTUK about the support available for pharmacy professionals. We also debuted our new charity video, shedding light on the realities of working in pharmacy and emphasising the crucial role Pharmacist Support plays in ensuring no one in our pharmacy family faces challenging times alone.
We’d also like to thank CloserStill Media and the team at CPC London for choosing us as their nominated charity at their event in May. Together with CPC North, they contributed £1 per every ticket sold to our charity and encouraged event attendees who received a complimentary ticket to donate to Pharmacist Support. This fundraising drive across both events raised £1751. These funds are essential for us to sustain and expand our Support Services, especially given the increased demand we’ve witnessed due to the challenges brought on by the ongoing financial crisis and the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.
November was also busy for our team at Pharmacist Support as we headed to London to attend the RPS Conference, the Day Lewis Conference and to Manchester for the UKCPA Conference. We were delighted to present a session at the RPS Conference on Developing a Positive Workplace Culture, as well as host their Wellbeing Zone, where we demonstrated the science behind wellbeing and good breathing strategies to event attendees and discussed what can contribute to positive and negative workplace culture.
Having stands at all the events also provided us the opportunity to chat with people across our pharmacy family about our free and confidential support services, our ACTNow campaigns and our brand-new mental health and wellbeing training for pharmacy leaders.
We’d like to thank our partners at CPC London, CPC North and the Pharmacy Show for choosing us as their nominated charity, and the teams at the RPS, Day Lewis and UKCPA for hosting us at their events. Charity partnerships such as these are vital to Pharmacist Support as they help us to raise awareness of our support services and give us a platform to connect with our pharmacy family on a broader scale.
Finally, we’d like to thank our Ambassadors who supported us with these and other events throughout the year. Their dedication and enthusiasm at our exhibition stands, discussing our free and confidential Support Services and ways to engage with the charity, have been invaluable.