We are here to support you when life's challenges are affecting your wellbeing – either physically, mentally or emotionally. If you’re struggling, we’ll be your impartial guide to help you access the resources that are available to you.
How we can support you
Objective advice & guidance
Our service is completely confidential. The specialists in our team use the information you give us to offer objective and practical advice and, if it’s appropriate, put you in contact with a range of external services that offer specific support.
Counselling support grants
The benefits of counselling can be invaluable. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive – especially if you can’t afford to wait for a medical appointment. That’s why we have a partnerships to give you fast access to over 1400 accredited counsellors, including bereavement specialists, for face-to-face and telephone support when you’re not able to fund it yourself.
Wellbeing and Retirement Planning Workshops
Working with our Local Sections, we have a programme of ‘Improve Your Understanding of Wellbeing and Resilience’ and 'Retirement in Sight' workshops organised throughout the UK for our members.
99% of previous delegates said they would recommend the workshops to friends and colleagues.
It was a highly informative and very interactive session. The speaker’s knowledge of the subject was beyond question but his way of getting over a particular point was sensitive. I would definitely recommend this to my colleagues.
We are working with further local sections on events in 2020, please do get in touch if you would like more information on this initiative, get in touch.
Talking Chemistry World
Each month the Chemists' Community Fund team compile Talking Chemistry World onto CD and USB for members who struggle with the printed version. Talking Chemistry World features the podcasts each month and is sent direct to you in your chosen format. If yourself or any members you may know would benefit from this service please get in touch
The RSC Library stocks a selection of both personal and finance wellbeing books, which are available free of charge for RSC members to borrow. The Library is able to send on titles to members. Get in touch to find out more.
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Support for carers
For those with caring responsibilities, we can offer tailored support – including counselling and funding for respite breaks.
We also offer legal support to anyone caring for elderly relatives. For example, we can give you advice on how to manage a family member’s affairs.
Someone to talk to
Our volunteers are impartial, compassionate and capable, and sometimes just knowing that you have someone there to support you if you need them can make an important difference to how you feel.