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.
Our mission is to champion wellbeing
Wellbeing is a much deeper concept than moment-to-moment happiness. It’s the state of having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and the ability to manage stress. We believe that setting aside time as often as possible to dedicate to wellbeing is important for sustained happiness, control of our emotions, higher productivity, and good physical health.
As part of our commitment to our pharmacy family, we want to encourage conversations around mental health and wellbeing and provide a safe space and simple solutions to enable those in the profession to take action. This is why in 2020 we launched our first ever wellbeing campaign: ACTNow.
What is ACTNow?
We know it can be difficult to find time to prioritise wellbeing, especially with the commitment and pressures that come with working and studying in pharmacy. In our dedication to support you, Pharmacist Support is proud to run our annual ACTNow wellbeing campaigns. ACTNow encourages individuals to:
- Allow time for wellbeing
- Consider the needs of others
- Take action.
At Pharmacist Support, we’re keen advocates of the well-established 5 Ways to Wellbeing concept and it’s at the heart of the ACTNow campaign. This is because strong evidence suggests that our mental health and wellbeing can improve through following 5 simple steps:
- Connecting with others
- Being physically active
- Learning new skills
- Giving to others
- Taking notice of the present moment.
During the campaign, you will have access to a multitude of resources and events based around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, helping you to become familiar with the concept and supporting you to prioritise wellbeing in your everyday life.
Prioritise your wellbeing and sign up today!
Our ACTNow campaigns are targeted to each of our key audiences; pharmacists, trainee pharmacists and student pharmacists, and run at different points of the year. By signing up to the relevant campaign for you, you’ll be making the first step, Taking action, to prioritising your wellbeing. Find out more and sign up below!
Student ACTNow campaign
Our last Student ACTNow campaign was in April 2021. Please check back soon to find out when our next one will be!
Trainee ACTNow campaign
Our last Trainee ACTNow campaign was in June 2021. Please check back soon to find out when our next one will be!
Pharmacist ACTNow campaign
Our next Pharmacist ACTNow campaign is running from 25 September – 29 October. You’ll need to sign up to make sure you receive all the free, dedicated wellbeing resources and event invitations