There are many individuals with mental health problems who don’t get the treatment they need because they don’t receive the right treatment. It is crucial for a pharmacist to provide access to mental health services. By doing so, they will be able to get the most benefit from their medications, as well as be in better health and well-being.
Integrate mental health care into existing and new services
Mental health would be routinely considered by Allied pharmacies. In a general setting, mental health should not be separated and treated as something separate from other types of care. Whenever a patient is newly diagnosed with a long-term illness, Allied Pharmacy considers their mental health.
Moreover, at Allied Pharmacy, when a pharmacist sees a patient or reviews a patient’s medicines, the pharmacist engages in mental health conversations with the patient. Allied always advises patients on their mental health needs when they are discharged and referred for follow-up care.
Identification of mental health problems at an early stage
Our pharmacists working in any setting may be able to detect anxiety and depression early. To identify an illness early, our Pharmacists and their staff are aware of common causes (ex. Bereavement or a diagnosis of a long-term illness) When you are presented with certain trigger points, you may be asked “How are you feeling?
Allied services are integrated with local care pathways with signposting options, as well as referral criteria and pathways to ensure that an individual-centered and systemic approach is taken.
Provide ongoing monitoring services for medicines
In addition to identifying patients with mental health problems, our pharmacists and staff can also provide ongoing treatment and evaluation for existing patients. With regular trigger points to demonstrate need and open communication with the team, pharmacists at Allied pharmacy can assist in the review of long-term medicines.