Depression and Pharmacy

Depression is recognised as one of the most common mental health conditions in Australia but many individuals find it difficult to discuss this topic.

In recognition of the unique environment community pharmacy provides, Black Dog Institute Australia has developed an exclusive tailored training course for pharmacy staff. This short training course will address the recognised needs of pharmacy staff to best support their community members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the role pharmacists and pharmacy staff can play in supporting people in distress and showing signs of depression
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of people in distress and/or those with common mental health conditions such as depression
  • Identify and use strategies to respond appropriately to people in distress and/or showing signs of depression
  • Identify and apply steps to have a conversation with someone who is in distress and/or showing signs of depression
  • Identify and suggest local services and evidence-based resources where appropriate for people  in distress and/or with depression
  • Use self-care resources and strategies to manage your own mental health and wellbeing

Registration is open to all NSW based pharmacy staff, and all pharmacists and pharmacy assistants are encouraged to participate.

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this training course. For learners aged 16 years +, they must receive permission from their parent/guardian. A statutory declaration must be completed and submitted for the registration to be approved.

You must complete any pre-requirements and attend your selected workshop session to successfully complete the training course. If you do not complete either component, you will not satisfactorily complete the training course.

Minimum numbers per session must be met for the webinar to be delivered; if minimum numbers are not met, the webinar will be cancelled and confirmed attendees given the opportunity to rescheduled.

Upon successful completion of the available learning module, your pharmacy will be able to identify themselves as a safe space to their community.

Wednesday 21st July 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm WEBINAR VIA ZOOM
Tuesday 17th August 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm WEBINAR VIA ZOOM
Thursday 9th September 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm WEBINAR VIA ZOOM
Wednesday 20th October 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm WEBINAR VIA ZOOM


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Accreditation Number: CX20066
This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.
Competency Standards (2016): 1.5, 2.3, 2.4

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Page last updated on: 15 June 2021