Support for individuals
Do you need help now?
There are services available that can provide direct and confidential support. Help is available if you need it. There are organisations that provide direct and confidential support for your mental health and wellbeing.
The services listed below specialise in supporting doctors and others working for the NHS.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has a free and confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support service open to all doctors and medical students, their partners and dependents. You do not need to be a member of the BMA to use the service and you can call them on 0330 123 1245.
The NHS has a confidential text support service, which you can access by texting FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7. You can also use the NHS free and confidential self-check tool to access further information on the range of support offers that are available.
Practitioner Health is a free, confidential NHS Primary care mental health and addiction service with expertise in treating health and care professionals.
The Intensive Care Society have worked with the intensive care units at Royal United Hospitals Bath and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to produce the TIM: Team Immediate Meet. The TIM is a communication tool and psychological first aid to be used after any clinical event that may cause distress.
The Intensive Care Society has produced an Unexpected Death of a Colleague First Aid Kit.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has resources available to help those how are being bullied in the workplace. Whistleblowing hotline for NHS staff: 08000 724 725.
The Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health website hosts links to health, wellbeing and other referral sites for doctors in need.
The Association of Anaesthetists has a list of resources and emergency contacts.
Rehab 4 Addiction was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones. They offer a range of services covering alcohol rehab, drug rehab, detox services, intervention and aftercare, helping to signpost the most effective treatments.
The Vascular Society and Rouleaux Club have created a Guide for those experiencing Bullying Harassment and Undermining as well as a Guide for Vascular Surgery Trainees Experiencing Sexual Harassment.
Industrial action in the NHS
We have compiled some information and FAQs for members about the ongoing industrial action by junior doctors. This includes signposting to further guidance and support. Although the College does not have a role in negotiations about our members’ terms and conditions of service, we recognise the right of doctors and other healthcare professionals to take industrial action, and we understand why many may wish to do so.
Faculty representatives who can support you
Our Faculty representatives can support you in your training. These roles include Faculty Tutors and Regional Advisors.
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