We are dedicated to protecting mental health and stopping suicide in health workers. 

Through our confidential facilitated groups, we provide an opportunity to give and get support.

Alongside our support groups, here at Doctors in Distress we are committed to influencing culture change within the NHS. We know that there is a very prevalent stigma around mental health which stops many health workers from sharing concerns. To create culture change, we run webinars, workshops & programmes specifically for medical students and those in leadership. We believe that targeting these two groups is essential in ensuring that health workers feel able to access help when they need it.

Doctors in Distress provides mental health support for all health workers across the UK through confidential, facilitated peer support groups.

Our groups provide spaces for healthcare workers to come together to share experiences and talk about the emotional impact of their work, to prevent the worsening of mental health in the profession before burnout. This peer to peer approach is a proven and effective reflective practice.

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Peer Support Groups

Our peer support groups are free, facilitated spaces for healthcare workers to come together to share experiences, learn and talk about the emotional impact of their work.

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In 2021 we launched our Restore: Creativity Project in partnership with The Bigger Picture Collaboration. It is a place for healthcare workers to find creativity, contemplation and connection through different creative spaces.

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Granting ourselves permission - why is it so hard? by Dr Samantha Anthony

Dr Sam Anthony, creator of Permitted to Pause writes about the benefits of allowing ourselves the time to pause for self-care and why we find this so difficult.

The Write Space - Expressive Writing Groups for BAME healthcare workers

We have a new programme of expressive writing groups for BAME healthcare workers launching in September! Space limited, sign up today!

5k in May Fundraiser

Throughout May we held our annual #5kinMay fundraiser for a second year. Inviting participants to join members of the team in completing 5k’s in May however they liked to raise money to help us continue supporting the mental health of healthcare workers.

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