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Pharmacy students, sign up to the ACTNow campaign this University Mental Health Day

To coincide with University Mental Health Day on 9 March, the PDA’s charity partners Pharmacist Support are running their annual ACTNow campaign for pharmacy students.

Wed 8th March 2023 The PDA

The campaign this year focuses on helping students to feel mentally prepared for their exams, getting ready for the foundation placement year, and putting everyday wellbeing into practice.

The ACTNow campaign encourages pharmacy students to:

  • Allow time for wellbeing
  • Consider the needs of others
  • Take action.

Pharmacy students who wish to benefit from the free resources and guidance from Pharmacist Support will need to sign up to the ACTNow campaign.

More about Pharmacist Support

Pharmacist Support is an independent charity providing a wide variety of free and confidential support services to those working and studying in pharmacy. They are proud to be able to support people from such a caring profession and each year they provide thousands of acts of support. Pharmacist Support’s mission is for no one in pharmacy to face challenging times without them by their side.

What is wellbeing?

Wellbeing is the state of having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and the ability to manage stress. It’s important to realise that wellbeing is a much deeper concept than moment-to-moment happiness, and everyone must invest in it if they want to have sustained happiness, control of emotions, higher productivity, and good physical health.

Get involved

Pharmacy students can sign up for the ACTNow campaign here.

Learn more

Not yet a PDA member?

If you have not yet joined the PDA, we encourage you to join today and ask your colleagues to do the same.

Membership is FREE to pharmacy students, trainee pharmacists, and for the first three months of being newly qualified.


Read about our key member benefits here.






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