Crisis Support

If in crisis call 111 / 999

Samaritans helpline – 116 123

Text “SHOUT” to 85258

Resources Specifically For Doctors

Practitioner Health Programme

Practitioner Health have teamed up with SHOUT to create a confidential 24/7 text service for PH patients.

If in crisis – Text NHSPH to 85258

“The NHS Practitioner Health Programme is an award winning, free and confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists with issues relating to a mental health concern or addiction problem, in particular where these might affect their work. Where the patient suffers an associated physical health problem our team will signpost to appropriate NHS services and may be able to offer some case management.”

Practitioner Health Programme

BMA Counselling and Peer Support Service

BMA Support service

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists Support Service

Association of Anaesthetists

Association of Anaesthetists – Welfare

Royal College of Surgeons England

Royal College of Surgeons England Support

You can also contact the Surgeon to Surgeon Helpline/ CSAS on 020 7869 6221

Royal colleges

Most NHS Trusts offer access to Occupational Health Services. In the community the Clinical Commissioning Group may also have access to local services.

Occupational health

DocHealth is a confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors. Although located in London the service is open to all doctors in the UK.


Intensive Care Society – Wellbeing

The ICS has produced a number of posters on wellbeing at work and specifically during Covid-19.

Intensive Care Society

 Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

 “The RMBF provides support for doctors and their families through all stages of their career and beyond. Our help ranges from financial assistance in the form of grants and loans to a telephone befriending scheme for those who may be isolated and in need of support.

Royal medical benevolent fund

Tea and Empathy Facebook Peer Support Group

Tea and empathy facebook page

Coaching and mentoring services are often available through local Health Education England / NES offices.

Coaching and mentoring through Hee or royal colleges

Doctors support network – Helpline: 0370 444 5163 – peer support group

Addiction services for doctors


For up to date advice and resources during Covid-19

Public Health England

NHS website with mental health support specific to Covid-19 and links to resources

Every mind matters

0800 58 58 58

Campaign against living miserablY (CALM)

Can self-refer online for psychological therapies in many areas

Improving Access to Psychological Services

Improving access to psychological services (IAPT)

Online resources for depression and anxiety

NHS Moodzone

Relate Relationship Counselling

Relate counselling

Maytree Suicide Support Service is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. If you or someone you know could benefit from a one-off stay in a safe and confidential space then please call Maytree today on 0207 263 7070 or email

Maytree suicide support service

Online CBT worksheets

Get self help

moodgym online cbt

Centre for clinical interventions