Online course

Talking mental health with young people: for pharmacists

Improve your communication with young people accessing pharmacy services including medicines for depression and anxiety, to optimise their engagement with management options and support their overall mental health wellbeing.

  • Start: 8 July 2022
  • Cost: free

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Accreditation

Self-recorded CPD

It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD Credits)

APC accreddited

Accreditation number: N2209038AA
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD Credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD Plan.

 

About

This module aims to promote improved communication between pharmacists and young people accessing pharmacy services including medicines for depression and anxiety, to optimise their engagement with management options and support their overall mental health wellbeing. Whilst the focus is young people aged 16 –24 years, many learnings are relevant to supporting effective communications in general, regardless of the person’s age.

 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this activity you should be able to:

  • Describe the pharmacists' role in providing support to young people with mental health issues and prevalent disorders.
  • Implement communication skills to help overcome potential barriers and effectively engage young people in discussions about their mental health.
  • Discuss expectations of antidepressant medicines and non-medicine treatments for the management of anxiety and depression.
  • Identify key resources and referral points that can be provided to young people and their families/carers to support management of their mental health.