MoU to support pharmacist wellbeing


Sandra Minas and John Coppock sign the MoU.
Sandra Minas and John Coppock sign the MoU.

The Pharmacists’ Support Service and the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

The MOU formalises their ongoing relationship for the next three years and includes an agreement to collaborate to promote the wellbeing of the pharmacy profession.

“The members of NAPSA are the future of the pharmacy profession and formalising this relationship ensures that we are able to meet their needs appropriately both now as students and into the future when they are registered pharmacists,” says John Coppock, PSS President.

Sandra Minas, NAPSA President, said that “As students prepare to enter the pharmacy profession it is reassuring to know that the PSS are always available for support”.  

“As soon-to-be pharmacists it is important to be positive and look after our own mental health within our day to day practice.  

“NAPSA supports PSS in all their amazing efforts and dedication to the individuals who make up our profession.

“We are very pleased to be able to continue our work with the PSS to enhance well-being in all members of the pharmacy profession.”

The Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) is available to provide a listening ear from 8am to 11pm EST every day of the year.  Pharmacists can call 1300 244 910 for anonymous and confidential support from a pharmacist colleague over the phone.

More information about PSS and some useful resources for pharmacists can be found on the PSS website at www.supportforpharmacists.org.au.

PSS relies on the generosity of the profession to continue its work.  Donations to PSS can be made via the online portal which is linked to its website: www.givenow.com.au/pharmacistssupportservice.

The Pharmacists’ Support Service is guided by representatives from the following organisations

  • Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association
  • Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd
  • Pharmacy Guild of Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria Ltd
  • Professional Pharmacists Australia
  • Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
  • National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association.

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