Wellbeing support services
Counselling and peer support servicesFree and confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors and medical students (regardless of BMA membership), plus their partners and dependents, on 0330 123 1245. There is always someone you can talk to.
Sources of support for your wellbeingWhether 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.
Psychotherapy for doctors - DocHealthA confidential, face-to-face psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors. Fees are based on a sliding scale relating to your grade and circumstances. Provided in partnership by the BMA and RMBF.
GMC investigation support - Doctor support serviceConfidential, emotional support for doctors going through fitness to practise procedures with the GMC, or at risk of having their licence withdrawn.
Worried you may be burning out, drinking too much or nicotine dependent?Take our online surveys to check yourself out.
Vicarious trauma: signs and strategies for copingHow to cope with the aftermath of traumatic incidents and spot the signs of trauma in those who have been involved in caring for others.
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.
Insight and advice
First timesCoping with situations for the first time for junior doctors and medical students.
Emotional toll of being a doctorWe asked members for examples of the emotional impact of practising medicine. Here are their stories.
Making reasonable adjustmentsReasonable adjustments for medical students and doctors with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
Reasonable adjustments throughout the stages of medical education and trainingWe 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.
Face-to-face counselling is now available to all doctors and medical students in the UK, regardless of BMA membership.