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COVID-19: Protecting the mental health of the pharmacy team

C+D spoke to Asha Fowells, pharmacist and freelance writer, about ways pharmacy teams can look after their health at home during the COVID-19 outbreak


As pharmacy teams struggle to cope under severe strain in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure they are taking care of their mental and physical health.

In C+D’s latest podcast, clinical editor Naimah Callachand spoke to Asha Fowells – pharmacist, freelance writer, and former clinical editor for C+D. Ms Fowells discusses practices that can be incorporated into daily routine to look after our mental health, and the importance of maintaining a good diet and exercising during periods of isolation.

You can listen to the podcast below. Alternatively, subscribe to C+D's podcasts on iTunes or by searching “Chemist+Druggist podcast” on your preferred Android podcast app.

Please note, the sound quality of this podcast may be affected as it has been recorded remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak

You can also read our article 'Looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic' for more advice.

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