Are you stressed at work?

Workplace stress

We're fighting for pharmacists to get equal access to a support service that's funded by the NHS.

Have you suffered stress, burnout or have lacked support when you needed it? Or maybe you’ve seen colleagues struggling or feeling overwhelmed?

We've been collecting your experiences where there has been a lack of wellbeing support for you and others compared to other healthcare professionals.

The response has been overwhelming: over a thousand of you responded to our survey. Now we're making the case to government: equal access to support for pharmacists!

Pharmacy can be a fantastic career and pharmacists’ expertise will be central to achieving the ambitions of the NHS.

RPS Mental Health Survey

With growing pressures, the survey results show how government and the NHS must take steps to retain the current workforce and attract new pharmacists to meet demand. This must include equal support for their health and wellbeing.

Click on the infographic to see some of our survey results.

We'll be publishing a more detailed analysis of the survey results in spring 2020 and talking to government, the NHS and wider stakeholders on how pharmacists can be supported.

For more information and background about this campaign, see our campaign document Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Pharmacists.

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Our President talks about workplace stress

In her monthly PrezCast, RPS President Sandra Gidley talks about her experiences of workplace stress, as well as what we're doing to help deal with this growing problem.

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We're carrying out this important work in collaboration with Pharmacist Support.

If you're struggling to manage your wellbeing, Pharmacist Support - the profession’s charity – has free and confidential services that may help.

For information, a stress helpline, specialist advice, wellbeing workshops and online resources visit Phamacist Support [email protected] or call 0808 168 2233.