Support for pharmacists following sad news: Pharmacists’ Support Service

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The Pharmacists’ Support Service has expressed its condolences to all who knew and loved Gold Coast pharmacist Belinda Lee, of the Pharmacy Essentials pharmacy at Nerang.

“Sadly a police announcement has been made reporting that the body of Belinda Lee has been found in Lamington National Park,” says a spokesperson for the service.

“This is very sad news and the Pharmacists’ Support Service expresses its condolences to all who knew and loved Belinda Lee, including her immediate family.

“As her search has been very public it is likely that there will be many in the pharmacy community who will be impacted by this loss.

“It is important that those who need assistance feel very comfortable to reach out for support at this time and in the future.”

PSS suggests the following options for assistance:

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 available 24/7. “This nationwide service offers support to those who are thinking of suicide, those bereaved by suicide and those assisting someone who is thinking of suicide. The support includes up to six 50 minutes session of counselling when it is needed.”

The Pharmacists’ Support Service is available to all members of the pharmacy profession (pharmacists, interns and students) on 1300 244 910 every day of the  year between 8am and 11pm.

Lifeline 13 11 14 available 24/7.

“Please be aware that as per Mental Health First Aid training it is always important to ask someone if they are having thoughts of suicide and to discuss this with them in order to help them to seek the assistance they need,” the PSS spokesperson says.

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