EMPATHISE - Establishing mental health friendly pharmacies to assist in
If you are based in NSW, passionate about mental health, have frequent mental health conversations, and are interested in establishing your pharmacy as a mental health friendly pharmacy to support older adults who may be experiencing mental health problems, then please register your interest.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, The University of Sydney, UNSW Sydney and Monash University are undertaking this collaborative initiative to establish mental health friendly pharmacies and explore how pharmacists can assist in the early identification of mental health problems in older adults, such as depression, to facilitate timely access to appropriate mental health services. EMPATHISE is supported by the Hunter New England Central Coast (HNECC) PHN in collaboration with the Newcastle Hunter Valley Pharmacists Association (NHVPA), as well as WentWest.
Please read the Participant Information Statement for Pharmacy Owner/Manager, Pharmacist or pharmacy staff for further information regarding the EMPATHISE pilot program.
A training package, involving three digital workshops via Zoom between 6pm - 9pm AEST, will be delivered:
- Wednesday, 31st August 2022
- Wednesday, 7th September 2022
- Wednesday, 14th September 2022
The training package will include Mental Health First Aid accreditation, as well as additional training on the early identification, screening and referral of older adults at risk of depression.
After you submit your expression of interest, the research team will be in contact to provide you with further information.