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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 0303 300.
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.