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PDA’s work with charity partner Pharmacist Support

In 2017, the PDA announced a new charity partner initiative with Pharmacist Support - the profession's independent charity that provides a wide range of support services to pharmacists and their families, pharmacy students, and former pharmacists in Great Britain.

Each year the PDA donates £1 per member to Pharmacist Support

The PDA announced that they would be donating £1 from the membership fee of every single member to the profession’s charity Pharmacist Support. The PDA committed to making this contribution on an ongoing basis to support the work of the charity. This contribution now totals over £160k in donations. 

The PDA’s work with Pharmacist Support helps to raise awareness of the issues and challenges that arise for those studying or working in pharmacy. Identifying these key issues enables the charity to create useful resources and materials to support those within the pharmacy profession.

As well as supporting the charity financially, the PDA work with Pharmacist Support to help pharmacists strengthen their working relationships with colleagues and managers. This gives pharmacists the opportunity to talk about their mental health openly, whilst ensuring they are aware of the support that is available to them if they are struggling.

This partnership also includes mental wellbeing workshops for pharmacy students that highlight practical tips on how to manage stress during the exam period, and how pharmacists can manage workplace stress.

About Pharmacist Support

  • Pharmacist Support is an independent charity for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists, trainees, and pharmacy students and is funded by donations from pharmacists and pharmacy organisations.
  • The charity provides confidential advice and support with issues relating to stress, welfare, addiction, and finance.
  • All services are FREE of charge.

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