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The Above and Beyond Award

November 19, 2021 InterContinental London - The O2

6 Shabbir Mellick, Croydon GP Collaborative


The pharmacist who helped school children with their mental health and wellbeing


Pharmacist Shabbir Mellick worked closely with a local school to pilot a six-week wellbeing programme to help pupils improve their mental health.

Shabbir wrote the lesson plans and accompanying wellbeing books for the specialised programme himself – all while completing an independent prescribing course at University College London.

The Resilient Me programme is designed to help people identify their mental health triggers, offering appropriate self-help techniques to reduce the need for medication or medical intervention.

The programme requires students to keep a gratitude journal to help them keep track of their progress.

One year 10 student, who was struggling with the mental health toll taken by COVID-19 lockdown, said that journaling had helped her “to feel positive about school again” as well as to feel that the school cared about her wellbeing.