Your wellbeing

We have a range of services and information to help support you. Our free and confidential 24/7 counselling line and peer support service are open to all doctors and medical students.

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Wellbeing support services directory

Our UK directory of support services is specifically for doctors and medical students. Find a service local to you.

BMA Wellbeing Support Services Directory

Wellbeing support services

Counselling and peer support services

Free and confidential 24/7 counselling line and peer support service open to all doctors and medical students on 0330 123 1245. There is always someone you can talk to. BMA guidance

Sources of support for your wellbeing

Whether you are struggling with stress, grief, or looking for legal advice, use this resource to find support online, on the phone, and in your local area. BMA guidance

Psychotherapy for doctors - DocHealth

A confidential psychotherapeutic consultation service for all practising doctors. Fees are based on a sliding scale relating to your grade and circumstances. Provided in partnership by the BMA and RMBF. BMA service

GMC investigation support - Doctor support service

Confidential, emotional support for doctors going through fitness to practise procedures with the GMC, or at risk of having their licence withdrawn. BMA service

Support for UK doctors - impact of the Israel-Palestine conflict

With increased reports of antisemitism and islamophobia, we offer support for UK doctors and medical students impacted by the Israel-Palestine conflict. BMA guidance

Five priorities for improving wellbeing in the workplace

The BMA's five priorities to support wellbeing at work and show doctors that they are valued and supported.  BMA guidance

Risk of burnout questionnaire

​Risk of burnout questionnaire

Take our online survey to check yourself out. BMA guidance

Vicarious trauma

Vicarious trauma: signs and strategies for coping

How to cope with the aftermath of traumatic incidents and spot the signs of trauma in those who have been involved in caring for others. BMA guidance

Concerned about a colleague

Are you concerned about a colleague?

Follow our simple guide on what to do if you are concerned about a medical colleague and their state of physical or mental health. BMA guidance

Insight and advice

First times in medicine

Coping with situations for the first time for junior doctors and medical students. Opinion

Emotional toll of being a doctor

We asked members for examples of the emotional impact of practising medicine.  Here are their stories. Opinion

Reasonable adjustments

Making reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments for medical students and doctors with disabilities and long-term health conditions. BMA guidance

Reasonable adjustments throughout the stages of medical education and training

We provide links to useful information, some key points you might want to consider, and tips from doctors who have gone through this stage of training. BMA guidance