Looking after yourself and your patients: The key to a successful Antidepressant NMS pilot

31st May 2023 19.00-20.30


Note: this workshop is aimed primarily at pharmacies taking part in the NMS Antidepressant Pilot, but is open to all pharmacies in Thames Valley as this will hopefully become a national service next year, and the information that will be shared on the webinar will be useful for the health and wellbeing of all pharmacy teams and their patients. 

From 2017 to 2018, approximately 7.3 million people (17 percent of adults) were prescribed antidepressants in England.  It is estimated that about a third of these are newly prescribed, so this presents a big opportunity for community pharmacy to play a role in supporting patients to improve effective medicine-taking for the treatment of mental health problems.

However, have you considered what needs to be different about consulting with people with mental health problems?  Would you know what to do if your conversation raised concerns or where to refer patients to or seek advice?

This workshop will equip you with the tools and resources to run a successful Antidepressant NMS pilot, giving you confidence to have supportive conversations with patients newly prescribed an antidepressant and how to seek further advice and support where needed.

The key to running a successful Antidepressant NMS pilot is to look after yourself as well as your patients.  We recognise some of the conversations may be challenging so it is importance to look after your own mental health and wellbeing, therefore part of the workshop will focus on building your resilience and wellbeing.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event – register here.