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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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Related links

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    Mon 11th March 2024 The PDA

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  • One week until the launch of ACTNow

    Mon 9th October 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is pleased to share that the ACTNow wellbeing campaign launches in one week (16 October). ACTNow, run by PDA charity partner Pharmacist Support, aims to improve the wellbeing of those studying and working in pharmacy. 

  • Pharmacist Support science behind wellbeing event hailed a success

    Thu 5th October 2023 The PDA

    Last week, PDA members from across the industry came together to learn about the science behind stress and how to improve their mental wellbeing. 

  • Trainee pharmacists: sign up to the ACTNow wellbeing campaign

    Sun 21st May 2023 The PDA

    The PDA is once again encouraging all trainee pharmacists to join Pharmacist Support’s ACTNow campaign, which is running from 22 – 26 May. The campaign aims to encourage trainees to prioritise their wellbeing, especially in the run-up to the assessment.  

  • PDA donations to Pharmacist Support pass £200,000

    Tue 21st February 2023 The PDA

    Since 2017, the PDA has had a national charity partnership with Pharmacist Support. This is 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. 

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