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Mental Health Support

Resources for Doctors

Sometime the stress and pressure we face in our line of work can get overwhelming. We have put together some places where you can get support and help as a doctor or healthcare professional. 

1. Educational Supervisor, College Tutor and Trained Programme Director.

Your educational supervisor is often the best first point of contact for doctors if you have concerns they can confidentially liaise with college tutor and trained programme director to workout the best way to support you. 

2. Occupational Health

Your hospital trust will have access to occupation health who can give advice to both you and your department/employer to allow you both to plan ahead regarding work.

3. BMA Support Pages
  • Doctors for Doctors - Confidential, nationwide counselling service for doctors and medical students, provided by BACP registered counsellors, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Doctor Advisors - The Doctor Advisor Service runs alongside BMA Counselling giving doctors and medical students in distress or difficulty the choice of speaking in confidence to another doctor."

  • Doctors Support Service - Confidential phone and face-to-face support for doctors facing GMC fitness to practice hearing.

4. Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF)

RMBF provide a health and wellbeing section with advice on many subjects, from career development to mental health as well as financial support.

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