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.
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.
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.
We recently held an epic fundraiser in partnership with The Intensive Care Society, which saw participants take on the famous Patrouille des Glaciers route and raise over £50,000 for the two charities.
We’re holding our #5kinMay fundraiser for a second year. Inviting people to join members of the team in completing 5k’s in May however they like to raise money to help us continue supporting the mental health of healthcare workers.