We are dedicated to reducing stress and burnout in healthcare workers. 

Through our confidential facilitated groups, we provide an opportunity to give and get support.
This peer to peer approach is a proven and effective preventative measure.

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 healthcare workers from sharing their concerns. To create culture change, we are running webinars for medical students and those in leadership. We believe that these two groups are essential in ensuring that healthcare workers feel able to access help when they need it.

Doctors in Distress is working to provide mental wellbeing support for all healthcare workers across the UK through confidential, facilitated peer support groups.

Our groups provide spaces for healthcare workers to come together to talk about the emotional impact of their work, to share together and to prevent the worsening of mental health in the profession before burnout.

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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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Guest Blog: Lonely In A Sea Of People - The Bipolar Doc

For the second in our guest blog series, the bipolar doc writes about her experience of completing our 5k in May fundraiser.

RCPsych Workforce Wellbeing Event

We recently partnered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to host a collaborative Workforce Wellbeing and Learning from COVID-19 event. It was a hugely successful day, bringing together system leaders to discuss how we can learn from the pandemic, chaired by our Trustee and Dean of the College, Professor Subodh Dave.

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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