Stressed Pharmacist

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To mark National Stress Awareness Month 2022 we’re here to support all pharmacy profes...

Hannah Hemsley

By Hannah Hemsley

To mark National Stress Awareness Month 2022 we’re here to support all pharmacy professionals.

You are seen in the community as someone who has their mind together and it’s never considered by the public that you have a life and stress outside the pharmacy. We know this isn’t the case. You have families, a life outside of the pharmacy, and the natural stresses that come with this.

As an individual, it’s identifying these stresses and seeking advice when they're unmanageable.

Support For Pharmacists an independent charity, has a relief page. You don’t need to be a pharmacist to use this page, it has options for: pharmacists, trainees, students, dependents, or anyone associated with pharmacy.

It offers support on the following topics:

For Pharmacists:

  • for those experiencing problems at work or who  are under investigation from the GPhC
  • for those in financial difficulty who have been off the register for some time and are wishing to return to work
  • for those struggling to find work
  • for those struggling with personal issues
  • for retired pharmacists struggling to manage on a very low income
  • for those dealing with addiction issues

For Trainees:

  • Where a trainee is experiencing problems on their placement
  • Where the trainee is struggling with pressures
  • Where the trainee has failed the assessment twice
  • Where a trainee has failed for the third time
  • Where a trainee is struggling with emotional difficulties

For Students

  • With financial stresses
  • Seeking a bursary as a final year MPharm student
  • for students who are struggling with an emotional issue,
  • With any unforeseen circumstances

For Dependants

  • For pharmacists with ill or disabled children
  • For widows/widowers of pharmacists
  • For pharmacists whose spouse or partner has fallen ill and is unable to work

As seen above, they offer a large scale of support. No one should suffer in silence when there’s support systems like this.

If you would like a confidential chat at any stage, feel free to contact Quad Recruitment; we’re happy to offer a listening ear and a friendly voice."