We understand that the assessment is the culmination of five years of hard work and study. On this page you’ll find information about how Pharmacist Support can help you before, during and after the assessment. The links at the bottom of the page take you to further guidance and support available to you from us and other organisations.
Pharmacist Support’s Listening Friends service is staffed by trained volunteers and provides callers with the opportunity to talk anonymously and in confidence to a pharmacist about any stresses they are facing in their work or home life. Listening Friends can chat with trainees about many issues for example, anxiety about the assessment, dealing with ill health, bereavement, or difficult situations in the workplace.
Coping with assessment stress
We all feel stressed from time to time, however, for some people the pressure of sitting the assessment and the anticipation of results becomes too much. Stress can have a profound effect on someone’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. It can cause them to feel anxious, out of control and unable to cope.
Reaching out to others can reassure you and offer guidance in the run up to the assessment. You can watch this video from Pharmacist Support on top tips and techniques to overcome stress and read some tips and support on the assessment from a pharmacist who specialises in supporting students.