PSS working hard to support pharmacists throughout the festive season
Work pressures in pharmacy over the holiday period can be substantial with the end of the year rush, Boxing Day sales and holiday crowds in tourist areas.
In addition, access to other health services such as medical centres is often limited and many people turn to their local pharmacist for advice. Many pharmacists do not have the opportunity to relax with family and friends.
A sense of isolation can be exacerbated, especially if those around you are relaxing and celebrating and you are not. It can also be a time of the year when feelings of grief and loss are more intense. The New Year can bring anxiety about what the future holds.
If your usual support systems are not available and you need to talk, the Pharmacists’ Support Service (PSS) will be available to provide a listening ear throughout the holiday period from 8am to 11pm EST every day.
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.
PSS relies on the generosity of the profession to continue its work. Give a gift to the pharmacy profession by making a donation to PSS via the online portal which is linked to our website.
Just click on the Donate Now button. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.