Transforming pharmacy practice for improved care and management of mental health illnesses
The importance of good mental health and wellbeing has gained attention over the last decade due to an increased burden of disability and loss of quality of life associated with mental health conditions. Pharmacists have a role to play in the care and management of mental health illnesses and the stigma associated with them. FIP has developed a new handbook to support pharmacists and their organisations in providing a range of mental health-related services. This handbook — which will be launched at this event — also identifies the knowledge and skills that pharmacists require for the provision of such services, thus offering guidance to academic institutions and CPD providers. This handbook is part of the FIP Practice Transformation Programme on Non-Communicable Diseases.
- Explore the role of pharmacists in the identification, care and management of mental health illnesses;
- Identify the challenges and opportunities for pharmacists in addressing mental health illnesses;
- Identify the relevant knowledge and skills required for the delivery of mental health-related services.