The best way we can support carers is collaboratively, which will help alleviate the burden carers' shoulder. It's great to see organisations such as Amcal helping these extraordinary individuals. Well done Amcal!
“The thing that’s been really reinforced for me is that carers are often thrust into this role where they’re doing, essentially, unpaid health care work, and they don’t often have a health care background,” he says.
“And we’re asking them to manage multiple medicines for people, do wound care… pharmacy is in a great position to help, because we’re the ones who see them most often to help them provide for their care recipient.
“But we also need to make sure they’re taking care of their own health at the same time.
“That role of pharmacy in mental health first aid is something that we, as an industry broadly, need to find ways of doing more."
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