Information & Signposting

Doctors in Distress focuses on supporting medical staff to prevent worsening of mental health issues.

If you feel like you are struggling and want immediate help or something more than we provide, please have a look at the services below. They are there to help.

information and resources for doctors in distress
doctors in distress information and resources
Doctors in Distress works to promote and protect the mental health of healthcare workers and prevent suicide. We run a range of peer support groups and programmes to support healthcare workers mental health. To find out more about our programmes and to register, please check out our programme page here.

If you feel like you need emergency support please contact:

.Samaritans
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call for free support: Tel – 116 123
https://www.samaritans.org/

Shout UK
Free, 24/7 confidential mental health text support in the UK, a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and need mental health support.
Text SHOUT to 85258
https://giveusashout.org/

Suicide Prevention UK
Suporting those at risk of suicide in the UK.
Helpline: 0800 689 5652
www.spuk.org.uk

NHS Practitioner Health
Free confidential mental health service for all NHS doctors and dentists, and addiction service.
Practitioner Health
Helpline: 0300 0303 300

If you are in crisis, contact your GP and ask for an urgent appointment. Out of hours contact 111

If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, attend your nearest emergency department and ask to speak to the psych liaison team.
If you are unable to do any of the above and feel you are unable to keep yourself safe call 999