New 24/7 health and wellbeing support service launched

We are aware that the Covid-19 pandemic has put extra pressure on the pharmacy sector at the frontline of the healthcare system. In response to this Pharmacy Forum NI has launched a new health and wellbeing support service, to make the following resources available to all pharmacy frontline workers, between April and September 2020.

  • 24/7 telephone helpline
  • Structured telephone/video counselling
  • Financial and legal guidance
  • Access to online support at Inspire Hub

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Help for pharmacists, ex-pharmacists, their dependants and pre-registration trainees.

Inspire Support Hub Launched

A new online support service – Inspire Support Hub – has just been launched by our partner, Inspire, and aims to widen the support options available as part of Pharmacy Forum NI’s existing Employee Assistance Programme.

The hub provides instant access to a range of information and tools tailored specifically to help care for individual wellbeing needs. These include:

  • Guided self-assessment via chatbot
  • Self-help courses
  • An interactive map identifying different activities linked to the 5 ways of wellbeing – Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give
  • Resources on a range of wellbeing areas, and through a selection of book recommendations, the opportunity to engage in the experiences of others
  • Mood tracker

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The Pharmacy Forum NI Rewards Excellence

A festive Belfast City Hall was the venue on the 15th November, as Pharmacy professionals joined politicians and other honoured guests to recognise and celebrate excellence in the pharmacy profession.  The Pharmacy Forum NI conferred three new Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, Cora Sonner, Professor Carmel Hughes and Loretto McManus.

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