Your mental health: wellbeing advice from Pharmacist Support

Helen Tester, Wellbeing Co-ordinator from Pharmacist Supportby Helen Tester, Wellbeing coordinator at Pharmacist Support – the independent charity for pharmacists, trainees and MPharm students.

11-17th May marks Mental Health Awareness Week – a time to reflect on and help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. According to an ONS study one in four of us will suffer from a mental health illness at some point in our lives. If this is the case how can we stay mentally healthy? Read more Your mental health: wellbeing advice from Pharmacist Support

How your pharmacist can help prevent falls

annamarieBy Annamarie McGregor, Professional Support Pharmacist for the RPS in Scotland

This week is Age UK’s Falls Awareness Week (17th-21st June). Every year around 30 per cent of over 65s will fall; this increases to 50 per cent in those aged over 80. Falls can be a particular worry for older people and can cause a loss of mobility and confidence; for some the consequences can even be fatal. A lot can be done to prevent falls and this awareness week should also act as a reminder to the public that pharmacists can help reduce the risk of falls among older people. Read more How your pharmacist can help prevent falls

Cervical cancer prevention week

By Robert Music, director of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

I am director of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s only charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer. We offer a range of support and information both online and face to face.

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer amongst women aged 35 and under in the UK and every day 3 women a day in the UK die from cervical cancer and each year around 2,800 are newly diagnosed.  In addition some 300,000 women a year are told they may have a cervical abnormality that might require treatment. Read more Cervical cancer prevention week