Sup­port­ing sleep­less and stressed

Pharmacy Daily - - Front Page -

PHAR­MA­CISTS in the Price­line Phar­macy group are re­port­ing a surge in pa­tients seek­ing ad­vice on man­ag­ing stress and over­com­ing sleep­ing dis­or­ders.

A sur­vey of phar­ma­cists within the group found close to twothirds had seen an in­crease in de­mand for help with sleep man­age­ment, while 54% said they had seen an in­crease in re­quests for help to boost mood or deal with anx­i­ety, as a re­sult of the COVID-19 cri­sis.

The sur­vey found peo­ple aged 30 to 40 were the most anx­ious.

Phar­ma­cist, Nancy El-Miski said her col­leagues were work­ing with GPs to en­cour­age pa­tients to seek sup­port from other health pro­fes­sion­als and sup­port ser­vices in­clud­ing Be­yond Blue and Headspace, should they need it.

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