Pharmacy and Mental Health App Partner in England

Pharmacy2U is a different kind of pharmacy. Launched online in 1999 to reinvent pharmacy care, the company helped develop the Electronic Prescription Service with the NHS.

Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest online pharmacy, has seen 300,000 patients use its NHS prescription service to have their medication delivered in the last 12 months, with a new facility in Leicestershire capable of dispensing 7.5 million items a month.

Pharmacy2U has partnered with the number one rated NHS stress and anxiety app from Wysa in an effort to help people across the country to get the support they need for their mental health during challenging times.

Wysa is an AI-based ‘emotionally intelligent’ bot, a virtual coach which responds to the emotions we express and uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT), DBT, meditation, breathing, yoga, motivational interviewing and micro-actions to help us build mental resilience skills and feel better.

Wysa is used by more than a million people from all walks of life. There has been a 77 per cent surge in people downloading Wysa since between February to March 2020, compared with the same period last year, as more and more people turn to tech to help manage physical and mental health conditions.

People that use Pharmacy2U to order repeat prescriptions will have access to Wysa Premium for free to help support them through mentally challenging situations, with the option to upgrade to one-to-one psychologist appointments.


Takeaway: Pharmacy partnerships with behavioral digital apps will grow as more people become more comfortable with the technology