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Sources of help

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

Worrying signs to look for
What to do about your concerns
Next steps to take
Sources of help


Whatever your colleague may be going through, rest assured there is someone who can help.


Support services

The Counselling service is a confidential, 24/7 telephone service, staffed by professional counsellors who are all members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

The Peer support service runs alongside Counselling and gives doctors and medical students in difficulty, the choice of speaking in confidence to another doctor.

 Find out more


Websites for doctors in difficulty

Everything from support with addiction to help with training and education.

 Find advice


Trouble at work

If the concerns are directly work-related it might help to speak to one of our employment advisers. This service is free to BMA members.

Call 0300 123 1233