Your health and wellbeing are so important. If you’re looking to get help for yourself or another, here are some resources that may be of use. Work-related problems; bullying; insecurity; career indecision; personal, family or relationship issues; loneliness; mental health flare-ups & crises; addictions; self-harm or suicidal thoughts. Remember that you always have someone to speak to, day or night – friends, family, your peers, an educational supervisor, your TPD, a trusted consultant, your local welfare lead, or an independent professional in person or on the end of the phone as below.
If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s mental health and think that you/they are in imminent danger of harm, do not hesitate, and contact the emergency services and/or one of the crisis numbers below.
You are never alone, and there is plenty of support out there. We often worry as healthcare professionals that confidentiality doesn’t or can’t apply to us. That is not the case, and many of the resources below are national and/or avoid you having to attend a place where you may run into colleagues or patients.
Keep talking about fatigue, burnout, mental health issues and ups & downs; the stigma needs to go. All NHS staff deserve to be looked after, and treated with the compassion and dignity that we deliver to our patients in turn.
This page is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact Ro Clark, anaesthetic/icu consultant, on email@example.com with your ideas and feedback.
CALM (campaign against living miserably)
NHS Occupational Health
Local Mental Health Assessment Services
Social care crisis centres
The Royal College of Psychiatry website has several handy advice pages, which are not all specific to working in psychiatry.