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Trainee pharmacists: sign up to the ACTNow wellbeing campaign

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.

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The trainee pharmacist campaign this year focuses on helping the cohort to feel mentally prepared for the assessment, aiming to get them ready for life as a fully qualified pharmacist, and encouraging them to put everyday wellbeing into practice.

Throughout the week, trainees who sign up will receive free, dedicated, and exclusive Pharmacist Support wellbeing information and practical material specifically for trainee pharmacists. This includes access to the PDA and Pharmacists Support’s joint workshop titled ‘Get mentally prepared for the assessment’.


PDA and Pharmacist Support joint workshop

The PDA and Pharmacist Support are hosting an online workshop for trainee pharmacists titled ‘Get mentally prepared for the assessment.’

Date: Tuesday 23 May

Time: 7.00 pm – 8.15 pm

This workshop will look at:

  • Strategies trainees can implement to help them look after their wellbeing explore relaxation and meditation
  • The science behind visualisation and how to use it
  • How our thoughts can impact how we feel
  • The importance of sleep
  • Other areas related to exam preparation.


All the resources have been designed to help trainees manage the transition from being a trainee to being a pharmacist along with lots more wellbeing and mental health resources, guidance, and support.

PDA’s charity partner Pharmacist Support runs three ACTNow wellbeing campaigns each year. The campaigns support students, trainees, and pharmacists at key points throughout the year.

ACTNow encourages individuals and teams to:

  • Allow time for wellbeing
  • Consider the needs of others
  • Take action
  • Now! Trainees can start improving their health and wellbeing by signing up for the campaign today.

Get involved

  • Trainee pharmacists can sign up for the ACTNow campaign here.
  • Trainee pharmacists can register for the ‘Get mentally prepared for the assessment’ workshop 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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