Life is full of challenges which are often unpredictable and at times life-changing, says the Pharmacists’ Support Service
Sometimes challenges can cause stress and you need to find someone safe to talk with, says the service, which says it is proud to provide help to all Australian pharmacists, pharmacy interns and students when they need support to deal with the challenges in their lives.
“We are pharmacists supporting pharmacists, trained volunteers, available on the other end of the phone,” says the service.
“We need your help too. Please support us with a donation.
“Donate before 30 June to get a tax deduction in this financial year. Any amount you can afford to give will ensure that you and your pharmacy colleagues will have somewhere to turn.
“Click on the Donate Now button on our website www.supportforpharmacists.org.au and you will be taken to our online giving portal, hosted by Give Now. Support us with a donation so that we can continue to support you.”
The main expenses incurred by PSS include telephone costs, training of the volunteer team, insurance, a part-time staff member and administrative costs, it says.
“We are an independent not-for-profit incorporated association that receives no government funding but relies on contributions from the pharmacy profession and individuals like you.”
PSS thanked several organisations which are all represented on the PSS Management Committee:
- 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; and
- National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association.
For support, call 1300 244 910 any day of the year between 8.00am and 11.00pm EST.