Please see the Mental Health Helplines document for contact details of the support for staff available in Lancashire & South Cumbria.

Please see below a range of wellbeing and support services available to doctors. We encourage anybody who is feeling under strain to seek support. 

LMC GP Support Scheme

We offer a confidential and independent peer support and mentor scheme for all GPs working in the area across the 5 LMCs. Work-related or personal stress can lead to a feeling of isolation and GPs can experience problems such as burn-out, career/ partnership issues or general unhappiness. GPs wanting general career advice can also access a mentor. Contact Mariah for more information or visit our GP Support Scheme page. 

Practitioner Health Service

Practitioner Health is a free, confidential NHS service for doctors across England with mental illness and addiction problems. The service can help with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression or an addiction problem, where these might affect work. To access this service email or call 0300 0303 300.

BMA Wellbeing Services

A counselling service staffed by professional telephone counsellors 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 0330 123 1245 /

For more information please visit the BMA website counselling and peer support page.

Doctors in Distress

The organisation Doctors in Distress provides mental health support for health workers in the UK, providing confidential peer support group sessions.

Doctor Support Network

A Confidential, 24/7 telephone counselling and peer support. Free of charge to all doctors and medical students.


A useful NHS guide (non- medic specific)

The Louise Tebboth Foundation

Supporting the wellbeing of medical practitioners and families bereaved by suicide.