training, Psychological support may be beneficial to trainees.
this support should be accessed either through:
trainee’s General Practitioner
trainee’s employer as part of the employer Occupational Health service
occasion, it may not be suitable for support to be accessed through either of
these routes. In these circumstances
Health Education England, working across the West Midlands may fund a limited
number of Psychological sessions for these trainees. To request funding for a referral for
Psychological support trainees must email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the reason for their request.
addition there are other sources of support and resource available which
trainees can access independently.
BMA Counselling and Doctor Advisor Service
The BMA is
the professional association for all doctors in the UK as well as an
independent trade union for BMA members.
Members can seek advice and assistance on any non clinical employment
Medical Protection Society (for MPS members
Medical Protection society is the leading provider of comprehensive
professional indemnity and expert advice to doctors, dentists and health
professionals around the world.
Medical Defence Union (for MDU members only)
members, the union provides expert help and advice on medico-legal and ethical
matters including handling complaints, claims and GMC cases. It is staffed by a team of medico-legal
is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for
people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those
which may lead to suicide.
90 90 90
Citizens Advice Bureau
Advice Bureau give free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on a
limitless range of subjects, including debt, benefits, housing, legal matters,
employment, immigration and consumer issues.
Bureau are open to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality and
www.citizensadvice.org.uk / www.adviceguide.org.uk
Doctors’ Support Network
The Doctors' Support Network (DSN) is a
fully confidential, friendly peer
support group for doctors and medical students with mental health
concerns including stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychoses
and eating disorders.
Sick Doctors Trust
of early intervention and treatment for doctors suffering from addiction to
alcohol or other drugs.
and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems
Medical Council on Alcohol
The MCA is
an organisation of registered medical practitioners with a view to
understanding of alcoholism and its prevention and the treatment and after-care
Alcoholic Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common
problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Addaction is a major national drug and alcohol treatment charity in the
Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and
women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They are recovering addicts
who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Hope 4 Medics
group for doctors with disabilities.
Eating Disorder Association
helplines are for people who wish to talk about eating disorders and to obtain
information about help available I their locality.
Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do
something about their own gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the
Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email
and website support and is the leading national charity for bereaved
people. They offer support, advice and
information to children, young people and adults when someone dues
the UK’s largest and most experienced relationship counselling organization
helping people to work through their relationship difficulties and reach their
own decisions about the best way forward.
Victim Support Line
Support is the national charity which helps people affected by crime. We
provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience,
whether or not you report the crime.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
partnership with Refuge and Women’s Aid, this is a national service for women
experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others
calling on their behalf.
Men’s Advice Line
confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF)
on individual needs and circumstances, RMBF is able to provide grants, loans,
information, advice, clothes parcels and payments to assist with domestic and
financial crises or help with childcare and other costs.
Royal Medical Foundation
Medical Foundation, a medical benevolent charity assists UK medical
practitioners and their dependents who find themselves in financial hardship.
The Cameron Fund
The Fund is a charity for doctors who are, or have been, general
practitioners, and for their dependents.
It offers help in times of poverty, hardship, or distress. The Fund aims to meet the needs of its
beneficiaries in the fullest and most practical ways possible.
Provides information about a career in health, how the health sector is
structured and specific information about careers in the NHS, Medicine and
Medical Forum provides career guidance programme for those who are thinking
about a change in career direction.
Page updated 20 October 2017