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Suicide prevention, burnout and pandemics: Supporting pharmacists' mental health and wellbeing

A webinar organised by:
10 September 2021

he COVID-19 pandemic has had detrimental effects on healthcare professionals and in diverse ways including physically, mentally, socially, and financially. The new and unique challenges directly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are exacerbating an already stressful work environment for pharmacists too. Pharmacists are reporting high level of stress and burnout in practice. Hence, there is an urgent need for pharmacists to be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and resources to cope and thrive in crises. This webinar aims to provide perspectives from research and practice on the impact of workplace burnout on pharmacist mental health and highlight evidence-based supportive mechanisms and prevention tools to improve the mental health and wellbeing.  

Learning objectives:
Describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pharmacists’ wellbeing using case studies from different countries.
Discuss potential strategies to address burnout among pharmacists.
Describe the gaps in mental health education in pharmacy education.
Learn about the role of pharmacists in suicide prevention in the community.

Moderator:
-Claire O’Reilly, Senior Lecturer School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia

Panellists:
-Sarira El-Den, Lecturer School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
-Karlee Johnston, Associate Lecturer Pharmacology Australian National University, Australia
-Aiwen Wang, Principal Clinical Pharmacist, Lecturer Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Singapore. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
-Lita Chew, Group Director (Allied Health) Singhealth, Singapore
-Hayley Gorton,Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice University of Huddersfield, UK