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Wellbeing Support 

Our Duty To You

There may be times during your training when you need to access wellbeing support. As your employer, we can help you during your time of need. 

We promote a positive, enabling attitude towards both current and new colleagues-in-training facing wellbeing difficulties, striving to ensure that you feel safe when sharing your concerns with us and have access to advice and counselling as early as possible.



External Support and Resources

Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs

Staff mental health and wellbeing hubs have been set up by NHS England to provide health and social care colleagues rapid access to assessment and local evidence-based mental health services and support where needed.

You can access a range of hubs in your region by clicking the following links:

Midland based hubs 

London based hubs

South East based hubs

North West based hubs

East of England based hubs

You can also find a range of other useful wellbeing resources to support you below:

Employee Assistance Programme

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a staff advice, information & counselling service that covers a range of areas including; Legal, financial, family, stress and work. Call 0300 131 2067 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Access code: STHKWELL

Practitioner Health Programme

The Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) is a free, confidential NHS service which specialises in supporting those experiencing mental health and addiction problems and looking to return to clinical practice. Visit NHS Practitioner Health today.

Financial Support

If you are looking for support during financial hardship or are seeking advice, then please visit the following services who provide support in times of financial need: 

The Cameron Fund

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

You can also call Money Advice Helpline on 0800 4480 826


Join a vast network of qualified psychological practitioners offering free and confidential psychological support services for people working in the NHS and frontline services within the UK.

For more information, visit Fronline-19 

Doctors Support Groups 

Both Doc Health and Doctors Support Group are in place to support doctors who need it.

A confidential, non-profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors.


 The Doctors Support Group (DSG) aims to assist doctors and dentists who need jelp when coping with enormous stresses and difficulties.

Wellbeing Apps

There are a number of free Wellbeing Apps available
for all NHS staff to access, including:

#StayAlive, which helps you to stay safe during a crisis and

Unmind, which empowers you to proactively improve your Wellbeing.

For the most up to date list of free apps for NHS colleagues, visit NHS Practitioner Health

Alcohol and Substance Misuse

For medical professionals seeking advice on issues relating to alcohol or substance misuse, please find support from the below organisations:

British Dr's and Dentists Group

Sick Doctor's Trust 


The Good Grief Trust is in place to support those who have been affected by a sudden bereavement.

If you are in need of support, advice and/or guidance please contact the Good Grief Trust:

Call: 0800 2600 400

Visit: Good Grief Trust website