GSK support in mental resilience
GSK Consumer Healthcare believes pharmacists are among the unspoken heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmacists have been the exceptional frontline of care, care that has become even more critical as other healthcare providers have had to shut their doors or provide reduce services.
It’s care that has come at a cost, however. As part of GSK Consumer Healthcare’s long-term commitment to support the outstanding work of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and their teams we are working in partnership with GRiT, the Global Resilience Team, to help the profession rebuild resilience post-pandemic.
Resources for pharmacists
We are looking at developing a suite of resources that recognises the unique role of pharmacy, the stressors you have experienced and bespoke tools that can help you develop and support your own mental resilience moving forward.
The first step is a webinar to help you lead your teams through COVID-19. Catriona Bradley, Head of Staff Learning and Development at RCSI University of Medical and Health Science in Dublin, helps guide pharmacists through the challenges of leadership during a crisis. She advocates the importance of sensemaking of the crisis and using this as a tool to change behaviours going forward (see Figure 1).
Taking the learnings from what has been an extraordinary time can help pharmacy not only prepare for any future pandemics but can help pharmacists take better care of their mental wellbeing. At GSK Consumer Healthcare we pledge to be your partner in helping you take the initiative to build your mental resilience.
As the pandemic evolved we often found ourselves responding to unanticipated issues; this was where the planning and responding phases of the disaster cycle overlapped – Schiller14
Figure 1: Sensemaking in a crisis
Staying strong – Building resilience in pharmacy
Pharmacy teams have been on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. This has had a big impact on their mental health and wellbeing and GSK wants to help. We are sharing the lessons learned from coping with COVID-19 and exploring how they could help pharmacists build mental resilience for the future.
A crucial time of change in pharmacy
The pandemic highlighted the vital role pharmacies play in their communities, find out more about what this means for the future.
How COVID-19 has impacted pharmacy
Pharmacies were on the frontline during the pandemic. Discover more about how rising to the COVID-19 challenge impacted every aspect of life for pharmacy teams.
Organisational enablers of mental resilience in pharmacy
Discover how making smart organisational changes to the way you work can help to improve resilience and support better mental health in your pharmacy team.
Personal enablers of mental resilience in pharmacy
Get tips and advice on how to manage personal wellbeing at work to help support better mental health.
COVID-19 Effect, Building Resilience & Future of Pharmacy
This on-demand webinar offers a unique opportunity to explore how dealing with COVID-19 has affected pharmacy teams. The Global Resilience Team's expert panel share advice on how to enhance resilience for the future. Register to view now.